Creative Writing, Venue

Recipe for home

Take a big old house

Add clutter

(Lots of clutter)

And loud laughter from downstairs.

Stir in the smell of fresh bread,

A pair of walking poles propped up by the door,

Books in every possible corner and crevice.

Hang too many coats

(With unknown owners),

Add a pinch of loud singing,

Measure out frame upon frame of smiling faces.

Combine a large portion of phone calls from grandparents perfectly imperfectly timed

With a generous helping of generosity.

Mix well.

Leave to rest for 18 years,

And you’ll get as close as you could possibly get

(Which isn’t nearly close enough).


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