The Gene

There’s a gene embedded in every parent

  to recreate

  what their parents had done

 

Sometimes good, and sometimes bad,

  passing it down

  from father to son

 

To repeat family history through memories past

  the circle

  a lingering fate 

 

Excuses come early with reasons

  too late

  DNA always proffered as bait

 

The young and the old both prisoners of time

  their footsteps in sequence

  to fall

 

 And when questions are posed why they acted this way,

   they’re too busy passing it on

      —to recall

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)

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