This was not her family
and
This was not her family
nor
was this?
Did she have a family?
a dreamy Rockwell family
praying in a diner
over the pretend food?
maybe
she was pretend
she was an intruder
into the lives of the real people
or
why did the family who pretended
to claim her
turn their backs?
buffalo tightening the circle
sending her to the wild
prey
praying she would just leave them alone