mum and dad
crab and bull
outward and inward
wheels without oil
days without end
broken china
(cheap, at least)
negative poles
threats to split
fights at Christmas
songs at New Year
chalk and cheese
(if you mix the two, you can’t eat or write with cheesy chalk)

lots of glue
patch the gaps
the structure could pass for perfect.
it only shows cracks if examined closely

but only you and I would do that.

©  Janine Baker 2008

Peter Macrow,
Tasmanian Times Poetry Editor.
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(Letter to my Sister II)

Janine Baker