Brothers and Sisters

We parted days ago
but it seems like years 
already

I ride the bumpy white gravel trail
near my home
that reminds me of our solitary
bike ride last week on the Panhandle

You wanted to cross the no entry point
I said no
I wanted to take a photo of the 
military threat level sign
you said don't be stupid

We listened to Pink Floyd
when we were teenagers
saw them in concert 
after a truck bed ride
down the streets of downtown Nashville
high on rock n roll 

Now I listen to them and my heart 
sings cries

We had one huge fight 
our entire sibling hood 
A letter sent to my house 
ended the feud and I made the call

Now it seems unbelievable
after all the laughs you gave me
at the Cape
Laughter I needed at the most
crucial time of my life

It was like we were ten
fifteen twenty again

Momma's brother is gone
from this earth
I cried with her in the bathroom
of a seafood restaurant
days after he passed
We embraced by the sink
and our hands smelled like
that coconut soap there

You don't love the beach like I do
but it will always remind me of you

Brothers and sisters
always a time and place

Take care of yourself
so we can cry with laughter
again. 

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6 responses to “Brothers and Sisters

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog, Michelle! I don’t think I’ve ever been reblogged before. : )

  2. Wow, this made me text my brother.

  3. Jenifer – again, another thought-provoking and delightful writing. I look forward to reading you a lot. I feel we are kindred spirits on WordPress through Debra Marrs!
    I have a question I’d like to ask you “off air” so to speak. Please go to my website – mikeandberg.com – to my ‘Contacts’ tab email address and let me know how to contact you.
    Thanks so much,
    Mike

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