Was your relationship with your sister both giggly and nudgery?
Making up with silliness what otherwise was drudgery?
Tic-tac-toe on scraps of paper passed from her to you
but hidden from your parents farther down the pew?
Finding fun in naughtiness when things were at their worst?
Holding down your chuckles when you thought that you would burst?

Climbing out onto the roof to see your older sister
leaving for the prom with some high school dressed-up mister?
Your sister clad in net and lace so lovely and exotic
that for once your ribaldry was replaced with hypnotic?
If so, what naughty girls you were, for my sister and me
were perfect little angels, as good as we could be!!!!


Prompt words today are burst, drudgery, exotic and fun. (The other prompts weren’t ready in time for me to use them. I’m going on a day-long writing retreat with friends and had to get up early to do the prompts.)

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Sisters

  1. VJ

    Lol. The photo reminds me of my sister and I, same era. I actually had 3 very different sisters and each relationship was unique with the exception of stifled giggles – we all shared that.


  2. lifelessons Post author

    The little one with the Tiny Tears or Betsy Wetsy doll.. can’t remember which it was. You fed it water in a bottle and it cried tears and if you squeezed it it wet its diaper. Really. Must look up the name.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      It was a Betsy Wetsy. The Tiny Tears was older and looked similar but didn’t have the fuzzy curly hair. I loved that doll and wore it entirely out. I think I still have parts of it somewhere. The ribbons were the first to go. Then the arms and legs rotted off from having water leak into them. I guess I fed her too well. I may still have her head. Her hair was even graying the last time I saw here. I think I said once that I save everything..even old doll parts.



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