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Happy turkey day!

November 24, 2016

Happy to repost this, I think my only holiday poem ever. A found poem at that, from a long-ago email that I fixed a little bit, mostly by adding line breaks. The original writer had no idea what he'd given me.

Thanksgiving Found Poem

Many years we go to my grandmother's in Virginia.
My mother, father, aunts and at least two of my brothers are there.
My son has a football game that morning.
My daughter is home, but needs to get back to school this weekend.
My wife doesn't want to ride for nine hours and turn right back.
Sometimes I have gone alone, but not often.
A couple of neighbors were vying for our company.
One of those my daughter’s boyfriend’s family,
Which we did last year and had fun.
But this year it will be another family,
One we have visited on two or three other Thanksgivings.
I have a turkey freezing in the garage.

Nothing to do with it.