I knew you.
The day you came into this Earth, I knew you.
Knew those blonde hairs and ever-changing eyes would light up my world,
change me forever.
3 years, I knew you.
Held, coddled, and played with you.
What a joy that was.
And even when I moved away,
shuffled my things from state to state.
My heart for you remained the same,
your love for me unchanged.
I watched you grow.
Beautiful, strong, and tall.
All from afar.
Til one day I saw you had shot up like bamboo, seemingly overnight.
I saw a young woman transformed,
standing gracefully before me.
You are a vision!
I taught you how to tie your shoe,
but didn’t get to watch you grow.
I knew no tales of lost teeth,
but thankfully made it back in time for the journey of puberty.
Beautiful blossoming woman, with legs like vines,
I see you.
And I am honored to call you “sister”.