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FAMILY PORTRAIT

I took this family portrait yesterday as we walked along the beach…

our entire family could not make it…

some were sleeping…

others out of reach…

 

But I noticed through the camera lens as in the sand I knelt

even the family members who were absent…

their presence could be felt.

 

I don’t know how it happens 

but when I take a picture of my family…

I swear

I see the people in the picture frame…

and the ones who are not there.

 

Which makes every family photo…

a reason to give thanks…

as my eyes look at the picture 

while my heart fills in the blanks…

 

So once again I smiled as I snapped this picture…

suddenly filled with but one thought

how my entire family is always with me…

whether they’re with me…

 

or they’re not.


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