Tagged: sister

brothers and sisters

brothers and sisters
separated by borders,
blossoms against clouds
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: against

the day before my

the day before my
birthday, i am
away from the
city and
home, once
again, a daughter,
a child, a gardener,
an herbalist, a sister,
a granddaughter,
all of whom are
vessels transporting
memories to the
plant, dispersing
the years
.
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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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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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supported by the same

supported by the same
resilient timbre, responsive
branch, each blossom
grows and unfolds
into its own
weight –
the way you and i
can look in the same
direction, be
on the same page,
yet draw such
different constellations
.
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a single stalk of

a single stalk of
sugarcane
turns
easily
into an afternoon
shared
between six

sisters,
nurturing
their familiar
sweet tooth
.
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