Dear Cousin

Dear Cousin
dear cousin of mine
our journeys now shared
we didn’t realize
until compared
how similar we are
the challenges of motherhood
the never giving up
the determination to find the answers
the love – so much love
the surviving
the delight of rebellion
against the status quo
the creation of beauty
and watching it grow
the sense of adventure
the wanting to belong
the strength of composure
that quiet inner song
let us grow this connection
of family intertwined
and give thanks to generational
love that’s combined
gagi     04/25/23