At the dinner table

drinking milk

eating pizza

laughing

we smile

at each other

we smile

at the secrets

we share

 

and when we

are finished eating

we clean our plates

together

we leave the kitchen and

go to her room where

we play together

games in a faraway land where

we are the rulers

 

but then

it is bedtime

and our mother makes me

go to my own room

we turn on

our walkie-talkies and

we converse in static whispers

about when she can join me and

we can have a sleepover

 

when we are sure

that it is safe

she sneaks down

into my room and

we watch the door while

she burrows in the covers and

we relax and snuggle in the bed

and after a while

we fall asleep

 

 

 

and in the morning

the two of us wake

still snuggling

and then

we smile

at each other

we smile

at the secrets

we share

 

sisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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