that place within

family is that place dear friends know
with hand knitted quilts and tarnished silver
she watches some show about strangers

she grumbles, family is that place, dear.
friends know with hands knitted like tight quilts.
Tarnished with silver watches shown to strangers

families are that place with no dear friends
and noted slivers of tarnished strangers
who quit when she sees them

strangers show that place to dear friends
hand them warm quilts and thirty silver
but never know she knows they are all family there.