Not Seeing Eye to Eye

brother, you’ve forgotten
forgotten braiding paths
the ancestors who drew your second toe longer than the rest
forgotten the dancing bones
in your knee
brother, you’ve forgotten all
in your insistence on remembering half

sister, I’ve forgotten you
numbers never exchanged as we sat smirking across the table
sister, I’ve purged you
in my howling
for you forsook me
being a child offers you no sanctuary
don’t try to revive a smile
i came to you
and you offered spiders and web

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