Poetry On Odyssey: Sister

Poetry On Odyssey: Sister

My sister is beloved to me.

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Just what no one told me about my sister:

I sing to miss her.


From our beginnings to here:

We grew together

like flowers sprouting

from a vine.


We lay here, and

relay our past to me.

Likened I lie,

if I can't rely on her.


Long gone is she,

ongoing;

she goes her own way

with marriage and a family

I don't belong in.


I guess I'm aware

we don't grow together

anymore.


She finds me waiting,

waning and wanting

outside her apartment door.


Left wary and weary,

I wear my hopes down.

I hold so much fear

for our future.


It breaks me, and

I can no longer pull my bones

back together.


Weeping beneath the willow,

wilting away while

I look wayward.


Whether we wither together

or without the weather;

either way,

we differ too much.


I long for the past

but I'm

lost, gone

in her memory

as she moves forward.


Our lives no longer collide,

culled and idle;

idealize this:

call to me;

calm, idly

I die lonely.


I reek of the love I am left with

when she leaves.


I sigh, ready

to meet my demise.


I let her go.

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