Family has a loose definition,
one that changes for every person
as life marches onward.

What begins as four
can shift to three
or up to seventeen.

Family can’t be measured.
It is not concrete, but rather
boundless, meant to center 
one when they go off track.

My family has changed
in numerous ways,
but the purpose of it
still remains.

Perhaps, it is not the definition
of the word that changes,
but rather the people that fit it.