Trenholm(e) Reunion, Cape Tormentine
by Richard L. Provencher

Trenholm(e) Reunion, Cape Tormentine

and yes they came
in a jumble, in cars
and vans and trailers,
even an old bus
with tents and such
smiling with grins and

staring in wonder, the
Blacklocks, Provenchers,
Estabrooks, Ogdens,
and Allens melting into
one large family

reunion time, the first
they say
haven't seen this one or
that one in 20 years or so,
gosh they've changed.

Amid the noise and blabber
of hugs and squeals,
amongst food and drink, singing
and dancing, picture-taking
children speed off for
clam-digging in Northumberland's
tidal wake, sandy bars
far as eyes can see
oh these cousins,
all the fuss, expectations

while in a nearby corner young
Nathan's alone, and eight years old
playing soccer ball within the
blush of it all and he's
having a ball

Richard L. Provencher

Richard enjoys writing poems; many of which have been published in Print and Online. He and his wife, Esther are also co-authors of stories and a print novel. They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

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