June 29, 2014

Sisters. ~ Ann Griffin {Poem}

soul sisters

Seven generations forward

And backward changed yesterday

The day the century plant bloomed

Deep Crevices in the earth rearranged themselves

The day two sisters said I love you

I forgive you

Wiping the slate clear

Not looking back on the days

We stopped each other’s heart

With our attitudes, with karma.


She said, “I love you” and I said, “What did you say?”

She said, “Let’s start from a clean slate.”

She said, ”Please forgive me for all the times

I slighted you or hurt you.”

She reeled off so many things

I couldn’t take it all in.


She said we are almost twins.

I said we are blood.

I’ve always known you as sister, as blood.

We’re nearing 79 years

on this planet together.

Closer to laughter

Looking into each others’ brown eyes

A deeply tucked away prayer

For connection.


Every word flowed

The moment we talked

Each voice neutral

Deciding where to eat

In ordinary

Like none before.

Something bloomed yesterday

And I’m attending.


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