scene: family dinner

by Alex Arbeitel

my family’s family dinners sit at tables
somewhere where the family watches where
the eating sits and someone outside watches
where the table settings set the setting seen
and tables meet and here:
      is a scene of a family eating dinner.
the lights rise right to up the lighted table 
where a family sitting or the sun as setting sets 
the scene of dated dates in here, where 
the family meets the met to time to show 
a centered center eating while the watchers 
eat the dinner sitting set the seat to time.
      and here:
                           a scene of a family eating dinner
while my family sits in rows and makes the 
watch of watching dinner, and the sitting of the
setting sets the time and place for eating, here still 
the still is settling down and watching while they dine.