Sunday, April 10, 2016

Happy National Sibling Day - or not.

They're everywhere today;
an invasion of images.

Pictures of various groupings of siblings 
on Facebook and Instagram;
all comments extolling the delight
and love 
found within the bonds 
of sibling-ship.

I know I cannot be the only one.

 The only one who knows that
shared DNA 
and a smattering of shared memories,
decades old,
aren't enough to hold people together;

not when memories are so painful,
interpretations of 'reality' so varied 
trust so fragile.

I know I'm not the only one.
There are at least 2 other people in the world who know it too.

I wonder if this day is as painful for them as it is for me.

I'll never know.

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