The First Sister
Your birth was a radiant knowing of the sublime
Which entered our world
Long of limb and lithe
To teach us that joy is never in the competition
But rather a random gift of love's creation.
Beauty without matched that within
As you grew to your adulthood
With your mammoth heart exposed
Despite those upon whom it was wasted
You remained as kindness, at home with itself.
You helped us found our sisterhood
Which we now wear as glorious armor
Not from bitterness, but from pride
As you help us to remember
Our collective importance in all that matters.
You are the throwback to all that sustains us
Grace, tolerance, wisdom and laughter
Your curious soul forever reminding me
Of the dear ladies sitting at your ear
Reminding you of our resilient dignity and belonging.