A Sister’s Unbroken Embrace: A Poem

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You’re in my head most of the time.

I let you tell me which colours to use.

I let you come to me, through the open

Window, in and out, flickering in the

Candlelight, still within the stones around

Your photograph, in the water, in the seashell

Water, holy, to me, the ring around the angel figurine,

I see your face smile, I think it moves, your cheeks,

Your eyes, talking to me, still and forever.

 

The words still shock me when I hear them

From someone else’s mouth, the truth that

I feel every day and yet it stings anew when I hear

It from someone other than myself.

We buried you. You were barely twenty-five.

I kissed your cold body goodbye. I saw your ashes.

I held your urn in my arms. And I love you still,

I always will, nobody will ever take that away from me.

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