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Updated on September 2, 2017

Welcome to ABC's wide world of hidden family secrets

Written down on two white 5 by 8 inch index cards

Shaded with the right amount of yellow

After being kept in the crawl space for 35 years

Pulled it out of storage when it was time to move

Unloading decades of memories of different sizes

Some filling many hearts overwhelming warmth

While others were a knife in the back waiting to happen

Every single time they were unearthed.

Thousands of repressed feelings climbing up to the top

Of the internal mountain eager to terrorize the natives

With flying boulders tossed accidentally or otherwise

Anger mixed with the crushing anxiety of galvanizing defeat

Never able to measure up to Betty Crocker or your best friend Susan

The one who raise an army of fire breathing dragons and still bake

Homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

An index card that represented more than its meager size

Given up on replicating the non-existent domestic perfection

That cheese cloth thin vail has been lifted and completely torched

By the strongest Kerosene known to man and reasonably priced as well

Eager to destroy a memory of something long forgotten

Impossible to duplicate in any fashion

Unable to sell for any type of price

Best to leave the past behind

And start a new chapter in a different less clichéd book

Ready to begin now.



A source of pride or disappointment.
A source of pride or disappointment.

© 2017 heather92383

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      Luke Holm 3 weeks ago

      This is an epic recipe for a recipe. Good imagery and interesting shifts in perspective. Thank you for sharing! Keep up the good work :)