We used to run and skip to each other’s heartbeat. We made promises that we would never leave. It did not seem naive, how could we be, we had experienced what few knew- shame is what others give to you. We would never give that to each other. Monsters are hungry for young souls and we said we would be with each other until we turned old.
Do you remember when I came into the world? I remember when you came into mine, when I realized that you were by my bedside each night. Comforting me with your light.
How do you fly without wings?
How do trees grow without roots?
How do fish swim without water?
I love you. I can not leave you.
I never did, my body is just one part of me.
My soul was always by your side. Did your ghosts cover them up- did your monsters make them hide? Did they lie and say I had left?
You were my best friend. I could never leave you, not even if I tried. My monsters were loud, I wanted to silence them so I could hug you tight, so I could be what we promised each other in the middle of the night.
Our heartbeats play on different beats. Mine is silent and filled with heat.
Our promises are long forgotten.Your fear turned me to stone. I stood there as you told me to leave our childhood home.
Could you love me-
If we were friends I would believe you, but since you are my sister I know that the love you felt for me stopped when my body left you.