Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

If notions of love
               are shaped
by how our parents
               loved, or tried,
will I be blessed? 


Or doomed? Never expecting
               a penthouse
at the epicenter
               of bliss; still holding out
for a bungalow
               on the outskirts
of happiness. 


You cannot halt a billion years of evolution. We were here long before you and we will be here long after.