great golabki day (daily prompt)


Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why?

tree branches sometimes split

growing in different directions

stretching toward the same Sun

never touching one another


such can be the case of families

distant tinkling of crochet needles

creating coats causing racial slurs

after mass aftermath


matching hot pink looped hat with coat

smirks from pseudo parishioners

pointing with chins

look at that polack


my oblivious returned smiles evoked evil laughter

learning at eight the definition of evil irony

catholics can hold more spite on their tongues than eucharists

confessions or prayers of penance


back then didn’t know the difference

just remember driving over bridges into the city

small row home filled with aroma of golabkis

serenaded by great aunt sophie’s tinkling needles

finishing up the Christmas present

in between powdering kruschickis

so i could wear something pretty

on Easter

tree branches sometimes split

but once they are reunited

the buds will bloom

and the bough



©michele mitchell, 2014


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4 thoughts on “great golabki day (daily prompt)

  1. Pingback: A wish for “The Cool and Hip Aunt” Day « psychologistmimi

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