Saturday, September 3, 2011
I sit beside my sister today, she is fresh home,
and grasp a gift of adulthood.
When you see the woman as you see the stranger,
studied for what she is, her face a unique mystery
of shape and familiar structure. I see my face in hers,
and I see a face that is new to me.
and so I put on the shelf of nostalgia
the bundle of inconveniences,
as children see their siblings, as only in relation to them.
And I see her for what she is, or at least partly.
What a wonderful gift of age and distance.