feeling is numb, out of place
know it is wrong, but I feel it nonetheless.
They've been gone a month
didn't miss them so much this time
Every time I'd email something personal
get a generic letter sent to all 3 of us
Nobody asked how my medical tests came out
Nobody asked much
was the first one there,
Which is abnormal for me
Large bags of presents sat
the grandfather clock
Looked as if Santa had come,
Though nothing was wrapped,
well, it's not Christmas.
Neither of them jumped for them
I came in.
was good that they are home
"Here, we got you some pepper spray like you wanted"
you can pick out a blanket."
have turquoise for each of you"
"That will be set in gold"
may have first choice,"
the blanket and the stone"
Beautiful, the pendant will be,
chose the teardrop shape,
the black bolt of lightning in it
Sisters with children arrived....
Presents distributed, bags flying
Hundreds of dollars worth of clothes and shoes
was happy for them, really I am
got pepper spray, I wanted that I guess
she mentioned before I left
wash the blanket first
Because it smells like an old feed sack
they're nice and warm
picked up four of them
three dollars each
I did get first choice.