ClairE A circle of sisters
in Pennsylvania

they were all older than I was

and maybe that's all that made me shy.

My brother stared at the drunk girl,
and the lesbians urged me to join in,

but seeing my mother and her mother
was quite enough,

even without hearing about my grandmother's adventures with ghosts.

They had enough land that I could walk away and make them ants. Kachina dolls.

I left my worries with them and walked to the horses.
Horses' flesh and sunshine and weeds.

Vacations with my family are good when I need to be alone.
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three words drumming reciprocate the_mind's_sigh 090829
no reason sometimes i resist it because it grounds me
i always need it because it grounds me
what's it to you?
who go