Sister

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A poem written for my older sister.

Submitted: July 28, 2018

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They say blood is thicker than water,

Which is a stupid thing to say.

Who cares about viscosity

When there are other things at play?

 

A family is not made of merely

Shared DNA and genes.

Family is the shared experience

Of memories and dreams.

 

So your eyes aren’t brown but hazel,

And you’re taller than me by far.

You’ve been in my life as my sister,

Therefore my sister’s what you are.

 

You’re sister after all the Christmas mornings

I’ve spent half-asleep upon your lap.

You’re sister after our half-marathon–

We ran together, every lap.

 

You’re sister after countless bike rides

To the ice cream shop at night.

You’re sister after watching A Quiet Place

When we shrieked like banshees in fright!

 

You’re sister after all the hours

Of binge-watching Sherlock on TV.

You’re sister after I’ve screamed at you

A hundred times– but you still love me.

 

Not merely friend, but sister

That is the place you fill.

Blood may be thicker than water

But love is thicker still.


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