What We Have Here

Many thanks to Linda for our weekly Stream-of-Consciousness Saturday prompt! This week, it is “a phrase you grew up with.” I wasn’t sure what to say about that, but, after hanging out with a friend I remembered a phrase my dad used to say all the time: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” It’s a line from an old t.v. show, but it also happens to sum up my family life in one sentence! I’m writing a triolet.


A failure to communicate,
Dancing ’round important issues,
Blissful illusion to create.
A failure to communicate
Problems hidden, to understate
What should be said, as more accrues:
A failure to communicate,
Dancing ’round important issues.


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