The Destructiveness of Family

I have learned painfully and repeatedly that a family can carry cross generational dysfunction. After awhile I decided to step aside as the train came barreling directly at me again…..too tired of the drama and healthy enough now to know that I matter.

This is what I wrote when the tides turned.


There is a repeating wave
in the ocean.
Just as our family legacy
The sisters must have known the same destructive
yet magnetic paradox.
Because we play it again and again…
Without grace.
Perhaps that’s why I came to the ocean
To see it for what it is.