My Chosen Family

My chosen family
Whom I share unfamiliar paths,
But cherish unruly similarities.

My chosen brothers and sisters,
Aunts and uncles,
Cousins and 2nd cousins
.....twice removed.....

My chosen family 
Who knows me more than my mother and father,
More than my brothers and sisters.

My chosen family
Whom I fight for every day,
and lay with every night.
Who is there through thick and thin,
and will get drunk with me at the end of all of it.

My chosen family
Whom I can't love enough
and your turkey and stuffing can't begin to appreciate
The mark they've left on my heart.

Happy belated Thanksgiving.