night in the family room

dancing home to Alabama

and Joseph heading to Tucson

your best bet, the Queen of Hearts


in the kitchen

soup for tomorrow’s lunch

topsy-turvy, falling to the tile

a crack against little piggies


a heavy toe in gauze

limping down the split-level

soft cushion of striped blue

cold white teal bunny’s  relief


stereo in the silence

fingers twirling to the tune

a shining guitar to Graceland

and Daddy’s dancing by himself


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