Dear Sister

By Amber Martin ’21

Dear Sister

How birds alight upon a blossomed bough,

So sunlight’s golden wings upon your face;

Your hair, as it encircles round your brow,

Forever crowns your head in regal grace.

The day I first set eyes upon you, child,

Though I was young, I knew you were a gift.

That eve you slept, your wispy hair all wild,

I knew our bond would outlast every rift.

For now I’m pulled by tides of ceaseless time

And still you grow so quickly— why so fast?

But ne’ertheless our souls remain entwined:

My love for thee, forever it shall last.

Dear sister, though it grips my very heart,

I’ll love you even when we are apart.

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