Poems about family. Not a common theme for K-M Skalkenæs, but one that sneaks its way in every now and then.
Family is generally a theme she would rather avoid. It is highly personal. And yet, at the same time, it is universal. Although each individual experience of being part of a family is different, every person has at least a framework of understanding on the subject.
It is, consequently, both an easy and a hard subject to choose.
K-M Skalkenæs does not choose it. And consequently, it isn’t very common for her. These 5+ poems are the only ones that slipped past the net as “not too personal”. And they did so because she hopes they may have a sufficiently universal value, for others to benefit from reading them.