Missing

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dads-camera-553When I look at a family picture
I do some mental accounting —
Who are we missing? Who isn’t there?
In this sort of math, there’s no rounding —

With large families group shots are special
We never know the next time
We’ll all be together
Or really whether
It will happen anytime


Missing in the above picture: Owen, Sam, Jim, Sharon, and Ben

Missing from any future pictures: My mother and my brother, Stewart, who have passed away since then

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