It’s been a long time since my hands have held my little sister

my finger tips are dry
but feel well against my cracked lips

today they have silenced a whisper
parted barbed wire

picked wattle
and broken a fall

cut words from a book older than my mother
held a cup of coffee

and spilled white, paper-wrapped sugar
they have disappointed me in their appearance

and  stayed away from bull ants
they have not played guitar

even once …

© 2014 Melinda Irvine

it's been along time since may hands have held my little sisters

Free Verse, Poetry , ,

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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