The Sisters

“Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.” Louise Gluck

they light up the room
blow out the candles
cheer you
fear you
put their feet
on your side of the car.

Sisters in the 70's
My sister & I ~ Summer 1972

some are younger,
others older,
and she knows your scars,
as she caused a few.
she may criticize
over wine,
which often ends

aunt bea and aunt jo
Grandma’s sisters, Bea & Jo – mid 30’s maybe

they hear you
know you
and bestow you
with many things,
like lice.
and can annoy
like not another living soul,
on earth.
some have many,
i have
but one.

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