Children’s Reunion

Family gather for Nana’s big
birthday potluck lunch on a
sunny Autumn Sunday.
A free flowing cornucopia
of plates, bowls of food
arrives on the kitchen table.

Nana’s grand children from
round the country meet after
a long separation. The five
older ones play school yard tag
hide and seek with loud shrieks
and yells round talking adults
in the living room on the deck
round the garden through
fruit trees feet thudding at
high speed back inside
through  bedrooms on through
the kitchen from which
they are promptly ejected.

The four year old can’t keep up
no one will play little cars
with him they are running
so fast they scare him.
His Dad plays little cars in a
quiet corner with him, the
four year old clams down.

Little brother’s sturdy two
year old legs run valiantly
to keep up but fail. Mum
and Nana in the kitchen
talk to him as they lay out
the food. He brightens up.
Lunch will be soon.

 

Children’s Reunion