Once upon a midnight dreary
My boy, his sister and yours truly.
So much love in one picture.

My boy, his sister and yours truly.

So much love in one picture.

My sister and I at Hogwarts! Nerds.

My sister and I at Hogwarts! Nerds.

Happy birthday to the only person I know that’s a bigger nerd than me, my little sister, Lauren!

Happy birthday to the only person I know that’s a bigger nerd than me, my little sister, Lauren!

My creepy conversation with my sister. Dear Lauren, sleep with one eye open.

My creepy conversation with my sister. Dear Lauren, sleep with one eye open.

While discussing my friend’s beard, my sister expresses that she does not consider me to be much of a wordsmith. Love this.

While discussing my friend’s beard, my sister expresses that she does not consider me to be much of a wordsmith. Love this.

More conversations with my sister. I responded with, “world domination.” Naturally.

More conversations with my sister. I responded with, “world domination.” Naturally.

My sister just moved in with me last week, and this just happened.
Welcome to living with me and my immature sense of humor.

My sister just moved in with me last week, and this just happened.

Welcome to living with me and my immature sense of humor.

Silver Medal Sister

She was the golden child,
younger, with locks of yellow
ribbons, dancing in curls as
she bounced with her angelic
steps down the boardwalk
holding onto my Father’s hand
as I drifted behind, almost forgotten.

And with every smile, giggle, and
flip of her locks, she manipulated
the air of the room and each eye
was fixed on her whimsical moves.

I fell behind, became the dark
replica, I transformed to a shadow
of what a young girl once was.
I grew to remain as something of
a memory, and spent my nights
in dimly lit bars, finding
solace in the liquid that made me
a different person. And in my dreams
I had silk canary curls, a voice that
was worth adoration and a heart
that hadn’t dissipated and
blended to the shadows I had
been so accustomed to living.

I prayed for sleep, for in my
deepest slumber, I was loved.