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Idol Survivor: "For My Sister"

For My Sister
idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day four | 201 words

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Do you remember
the mazes you built
in the hayloft of the barn?
Scratchy straw against my skin,
the scent tickling my nose
as I crawled by flashlight
through S-turns and elbows
to finally reach the heart.
A cat with new kittens
was the prize that waited.

Do you remember
the rides on your pony,
me blindfolded in front
with your arm around me
while you steered your steed
in arcs and criss-crosses,
double-backs and spins,
before peeling back the dark
to let me guess our location
on that farm some 70-acres wide?

Do you remember
when you read to me,
Dr. Seuss and other stories
given life by your energy
long before you would share them
with other preschoolers
in a career you would someday love?

Do you remember
that you were beautiful,
capable, giving,
the older sister so amazing
and so confident
that you were everything
I hoped I'd someday be?

I know this disease
is stealing control
of your muscles, your movements,
even parts of your deepest self.
But I hope it leaves enough
of who you are, who you were,
that all those moments
will stay with you
as they always have with me.

Will you remember?


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Tags: fambly, me, my_fic, original_non_fiction, poem, real lj idol
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