recollected (11.13.17)

tomorrow, 

my oldest sister

will turn nine.
as i created 

her birthday card,

i remembered that

when i was nine 

i wanted to kill myself.
on her, nine years looks

so youthful,

vivacious, 

beautiful-

she is the brightest star

in this dark, scary world,
and it’s almost tragic 

that there never seemed

to be any hope for me–
but i am so lucky

to love her.

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