#154 of 365 – 8 Haiku about my big sister

8 Haiku about my big sister

 

 

she was so pretty

I looked like a boy; “that’s my

sister!” she would say

 

 

“am I flat-chested?”

she had a boyfriend; “compared

to who?” I asked her

 

 

at sixteen she bought

her own car that Mother asked

to sell; late mortgage

 

 

at seventeen she

bought another car; then moved

in with our father

 

 

between so many

joints and drinks and lines of coke

we became good friends

 

 

our jobs were so close

we often had lunch; always

with drinks included

 

 

her maid of honor

we shared a look we both felt

and never forgot

 

 

we seldom talk now

her husband left, and then died

she works all the time

 

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #154 of 365 – 8 Haiku about my big sister

  1. pi314chron says:

    Gorgeous little word pictures…like looking into a photo album of your life. The last one has a dramatic sadness that puts it in stark relief to the other seven. Very gripping, Hon.

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Ron! I so appreciate the time and thought you put into your comments. Don’t get me wrong…I’m happy just to get a “good job”…any more is just cream. Thanks for the cream!

  2. sassyD says:

    Well. I guess there’s lots I don’t know about your relationship with your sister ! Keep writing.

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