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14 April, 2011

CaPoWriMo 2.14

Write a poem about a relative whom you do not know much about but are intrigued by.

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Anonymous shrutanne said...

a poem about a distant relative you don't know too well

For Nadia

An aunt in the U.K.

who is a twin and who visits

every five years, was an exotic

mystery to my child eyes.

An aunt so un-auntish

so much an elder sister

a friendly cousin, only ten years

older than me. Poof, what's a decade!

An aunt who initiated me into card games and

the beloved Anne of Green Gables

Small and slight with short trimmed hair

her distinctly accented "shrew-tea"

sharply cuts across time

leaving indelible imprints in my memory

An aunt I want to carry back home with me

An aunt so cool to marry at thirty five

An aunt with an aura

which the passing of timeless years

could never fade.

06 May, 2011 12:00  

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