A loose fog wafts over the peninsula,
Throwing shadows on eyes.
An aged family struggles,
Unfamiliar to troubles.
A brother lost to addiction,
The mother runs away…
Safe, but for the day.
The father reaches out; yet denies.
Lost brother tells many, many lies.
The visibility shrouded, palled,
A gossamer curtain, stalled.
The self distanced sister sends,
Through too delicate of friends
A diaphanous olive branch;
Come visit my glorious ranch.
Strong opaque winds fulminate.
Survival expenses earned too late,
First born treads alone,