The Family Here
See the sister
In the great aunt
I last saw
A decade ago

The sister is dead
Her voice here speaks
Back in the state
Where it was born

My mother cares after
Speaks so kindly
To the grandmother
Figure here for a day

Lost in family
Then drive on
Into the present
The future ticking
No time for delay

No longer children
No longer a daughter
No longer sisters
Only our own.
Emily Soice
Published in Issue 39