Sister dearest who was swaddled in the same fleshy crib as I,
I am your fortified backbone when you
cannot carry your brittle burden
When you feel the pain of day to day life
grinding your porous bones into powdery sawdust
I will be there to pressurize that ivory soot
into a flashing, blood red diamond
So that I may remind you constantly of how precious you are
and of the fire of God that burns within your belly.
I will take that searing jewel and meticulously lay it
within the black, glittering treasure chest of the sky.
I do this, simply so that no matter how much time
has passed your beauty will remain eternal
Sister dearest do not fear of the world outside
For I will be there to be your earthy warm hearth
Burning away the ice cold comments that have
frozen onto your cracked and blackened feet.
I will reflect those soothing flames that dance across your
crystalline orbs which impossibly mirror color of the world.
After I have melted your frost bitten veins
I will take you into the cool embrace of the ocean
We will dive deep into the current
further still, so that I may give
you the pearly moon within the cracked oyster.
A little splintered by the pressure, but still beautiful and precious.
I do this, simply so that you will have an accurate self portrait of yourself
Sister dearest do not be afraid to speak out and upwards
For when you speak to me with those chords that are a salty as the ocean
Yet as sweet as honeysuckle daydreams
For your voice bounces off the walls of my chest cavity.
Each rib a tuning fork, trying to match your divine frequency.
I will be your loud speaker, your siren song springing from my lips
I will be like a broken record, constantly and incessantly repeating your
hymns until other people’s ears bleed not from the tone of my own voice,
but by the sheer magnitude and opaque density of your life’s anthem
I do this, simply so that you will know the power of your own words
Sister dearest do not be afraid of the light at the end of this tunnel
For when you leave this earth, with a relaxed sigh
And a diamond encrusted tear itching your eye
you will see the glimmer of your fading treasures
And know that you are loved.