i found out today that i’m not getting my car that i worked so hard with dad and yaya to get shipped to me. i was livid at first but then i found out why. i had no idea that you wrote about having me as a sister that just happens to be a little bit different, and had no idea that our extremely xenophobic homophobic mother saw your writing which you must’ve tried so hard to conceal from her. but hey that essay you wrote must’ve been really good cuz now you’re on the national merit semifinalist list and i couldn’t be more proud of you.
i’m so sorry for all of those years that i tormented you, thinking that you were against me, but you must be mature beyond my years to see past that and see that all along i was trying to deal with something that i know puts me “lower” in society and didn’t mean to direct all of that hostility directly to you. this right here shows that you truly have my back. you even stood up for me verbally and physically in front of that living devil. i’m so sorry you have to continuously deal with hatred directly toward you that has been cultivated by my presence growing up as your sibling, who also fucked up in her younger years too. it took me too long to realize the sturdy support i had from you. i was too naive to see it. and i’m beyond sorry. just know you have all my support now and i will move mountains to defend you. i already speak of you in such a bright light to everyone i know. you give me faith in the blood-line definition of “family”. thanks.
love, lynn (your stupid sister, lol.)
one of the best decisions i’ve made in life so far is to take my writing seriously. extremely proud to be a part of the #verbalblend community and share my words and thoughts in the awesome spaces we will be working in. #poetry
i’m so blessed to have you as my sunday mornings, my source of endless laughter, and my reason to be constantly smiling. :)
it’s a slow burning fire, not an explosive quick light-up, and i wouldn’t have asked for it any other way.