Tagged: siblings

we were proofed in the

(for y, on your birthday)

we were proofed in the
same basket, risen and baked
in the same oven,

my brother and i, honey-
buttered slices, loved, loved, love
.
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siblings – we will not

siblings – we will not
get it right half of the time,
precisely because

in our complacency, we
can’t fathom getting it wrong
.
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the twin dogwoods in

the twin dogwoods in
our backyard play hide-and-go-
seek with each other,

like siblings, hoping to catch
a glimpse of a white-tailed deer
.
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in the backyard, three

in the backyard, three
siblings play, testing
their boundaries
two bucks in velvet
mark their scent,
rubbing their antlers
across our pine hedge
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: boundaries

if we are all from

if we are all from
the same tree, you and i are
from the same branch, we

will never stop competing for
and sharing the same resources
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: branch

my six aunts and

my six aunts and
uncle gather around
grandma’s hospital
bed, allowing
the performance of
procedure to overtake the
art of living.
Their hands
are collectively
tied in the pursuit
of individual
blamelessness.

grandma looks
on, one against
six, a tube down
her throat, mindful
of cumulative losses.

as in every
situation, time
flexes its
muscles, taunting us
to hold on or let go
while duty,
devotion, and rivalry
measure us for both
.
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youth blinks and misses,

my mother and her

my mother and her
five sisters – together or
alone – five perfect
interpretations of
noodle soup,
one version
of love
.
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our mother stored

our mother stored
laughter in her ribs
so that her children
would always
be recognized
year-round
autumn rustling
winter crackle
spring thundering
summer wind chimes
.
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house-hunting when we

house-hunting when we
were kids, my brother
and i raced
politely through each
house, laying claim
to our bedrooms.
a year later, we
developed secret
knocks along the
wall between us
to say
are you awake?,
goodnight!
yesterday
when we returned,
knowing that we were
a knock away
from one another
was restoring, the
only requirement
for making a house
home
.
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