#NaPoWriMo: Day 18

Charlie Says

my fellow
fatherless sister
let her mouth
dissolve like her
eyes after staring
too long at the
golden sun
and her arms
engulfed me
like plastic
kid bubbles
I blew around
with Daisy
in our old front yard

my sister is
scarred and I
can count
her rib bones
like pick-up stix,
like those shoestring
potatoes in a can;
my sister is
hunger and I
swallow guilt with
every iris chocolate
drop of acid
on an outstretched

my sister catches
raindrops in her
eyelashes and
prisms in her
white hair
I can see myself
in the diadems
and we are twins
now, fraternal,
in the now,
in the only time,
in the complete
molding of our
fragile, combustible

*Note: This piece was inspired by the film.

Published by Jennifer Patino


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