had a great breakfast with family
who returned a file of family history papers
that had traveled on a journey with them
across the seas
i was happy to see them again
had the papers in my hand for all of 1 minute
as i set them down next to me
they fell into a hidden crack
just kept going deeper into the abyss
until they were gone
a very kind manager
with a good sense of humor
offered to assist
by moving chairs
pulling the whole table out
taking the booth apart
and retrieving the precious files
intact and none the worse for wear
the family journey continues
“cracks especially. you have to be careful of the cracks.
sometimes they are disguised as something else.
a doorway, or a smile or even a winking eye.
and if you fall through them, you never know were you will end up.”