Takes One To Know One

stranded on purple sand island

with waters surrounding our feet

no bags no belongings

just eachother


breezes blow her long dark hair

back and forth

back and forth

as her toes dig beneath the sand


coconuts surround the land

my sister climbs high up

knocking seven down

one by one


three years apart but closer than ever

we laugh as we spear fish

and build our tent with

extra large dark green palm leaves


hand in hand we splash

large waves take over the island

causing shrieks of laughter

from my younger sister's lips


her shadow hovers over mine

three inches to be exact 

while the sun sets over

purple sand island






This poem is about: 
My family


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