Sisters Three, Peacefully

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Take a breath.

Ah, sweet peace and amazement.
My two sisters are here
and we haven’t squabbled once,
a record
even in our adult years.

What has changed?
the sibling rivalry still present
but in much more subtle ways,
looking for a constant
in the midst of change.

Looking for sameness
among the differences,
maturing in our love somehow,
learning how to live for one another
how to give to one another.

Knowing
that when we say goodbye
and continue on our journeys
the closeness and the caring we have found
this time around
will stay with us
wherever we are.

 

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Normally my twin sister and I are at each other’s throats by about day two.  None such thing has happened this time around, and tomorrow marks one week that she and my nephew have been with us.  They leave very early Saturday morning to head back home to Hawaii.  With just a little over twenty four hours left together, a part of me waits for the other shoe to drop.  With just a little over twenty four hours left together, a part of me longs for a peaceful farewell–for once in our adult years.
I think we’ll be fine, knock on wood, cross fingers, another deep breath, a prayer…

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