Sister Sonnet by Gaby Small

Sister Sonnet
By Gaby Small

Shadows tossed by an orange setting sun,
Awaiting the fall day we come undone.
The quivering last kiss, hug, cry good-bye;
Brilliance stripped of their only ally.
Sisters who once shared a womb, life and room;
Just four times a year our lives will resume.
Surrendering parents of troubled minds;
Shipped in two directions soon to unwind.
Trivial dreams of our mischievous ways,
Stolen by sullen eyes in dark hallways.
Our only confidante right out of reach;
Existing alone they’ll just have to teach.
Reminiscing echoes of childhood laughs,
New life began torn from our other half.

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