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
Every word flowed
The moment we talked
Each voice neutral
Deciding where to eat
Like none before.
Something bloomed yesterday
And I’m attending.
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Apprentice Editor: Brandie Smith/Editor: Emily Bartran