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Sunday, October 24, 2010

They Mean Well

Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:30:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

They mean well
Offers fly in from
Warm places with
Pools and granite
Catered counter tops
No serving or clean-up
Down casted eyed
Servers will do it all!

They mean well
Offers arrive in
Mass cornucopia
Festooned emails
For senior singles
To join in the fun
Together at long
Paper covered aluminum tables
With plastic cutlery

All shiver at her imagined
Aloneness - throw sweet cranberry sauce
And gravy to cover projected pain
At her large glowing table
Where twelve chairs
Sit undisturbed but filled
With those dressed up
Dressed down, white haired
And newly arrived, tossed
On laps and sliding from walkers
To pillows
Undisturbed chairs pushed close
To the table
Where she will sit
Eating on a single linen napkin
A turkey sandwich surrounded
With laughter, love,
The clink of crystal
Of quickly shuttered bickering
Hands brushing in the passing
Of plates and thanks giving
Sparkling together
For always
Never abandoned
Never alone
They mean well
But need to leave well
Enough alone

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