For My Sister
by Alice B. Clagett

photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

My sister died today.

She left behind her
       two wild horses
              four wild cats
                    a little money 

       and all her dreams.

She was my younger sister.

I remember
       the tricks I played on her
              before she learned to walk

       the time she found and read my secret diary

       how brilliant she was at calculus

       how brave she was when push came to shove

       how the love of her life
              despite a heart once filled with hope
                            turned out to be a no-show

       and how,
              'though she felt, when the die was cast,
                     there was no one to talk to at all,
              Heaven filled up her final days
                     with the presence of family and friends. 

               -- a gift from Alice
               August 22, 2006

photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

from "The Chalice and the Crucible"   Site home page: 2U3D

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