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AugPoWriMo 18

How do you make a broken family
Whole? The same way you make a person whole.
A community is not precisely
Composed of individuals working
At cross purposes to not get things done
In empty rooms where no one dares to tread
For fear of one day waking with the dead
Family begins when you reach the point
Of finding these eyes before you as home
Of hearing a voice as your own heartbeat
And knowing you cannot make it alone
Though the universe forces you each day
Through rooms that may unmask your unmaking
A heart made whole even as it’s breaking

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher