Family time

The siblings
of infamous family notoriety
are asking me to come, to visit

with lies of how great it would be
to see each other so we can
celebrate family traditions

reminiscing fondly over
old but fresh
battle scars,

long harbored grudges
elbowing into
tersely worded pleasantries,

carefully nurtured resentment
percolating up as
stony silences,

spittle-laced threats
boiling over into
violent confrontations.

yes, I say, sign me up.
sounds great, I can’t wait for
some quality family time.

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