"Blended Family" -a recipe
With milkshake smoothness
the words slide off your tongue...
another fruit smoothie term
designed to soften the chaos of life
like warm biscuit butter.
you take a handful
of radically different youth of volatile temperaments
and quickly join them together
in a harmonious
daily interchange of lives...
of personal preference and taste.
Sprinkle in two vastly different parents
with past lives tightly interwined
around their particular offspring.
Make sure each parent
has significantly different views and styles,
past marital experiences, and cumbersome
connection/relationship with exes.
Add "new family" shared experience
and knead until thickening
into a single, cohesive unit.
Then smooth out bumps & rough spots
with regular "family meetings",