Sister girl unpacks her grocery bags Sister girl minds herself; hums a sweet, sweet song This is what she has become This is what it means to be a sister, girl: To unpack new things, to feel joy divine To replenish the wine, to cook and dine To this new coffee maker, promising and true To its wet, warm, and wondrous brew To wipe down this tabletop, watch it spark and shine To adorn this spice rack with tandoori, teriyaki, and thyme To settle into this movie, to feel good and blue To take your time, to do-you-boo! To feed your mind with something good, something new To have said mind feed you This is what it means to be a sister girl This is what it means to be a sister, girl
About the author:
Charmaine Denison-George is from Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is currently a Creative Writing (fiction) candidate at Texas State University. She enjoys writing fiction, nonfiction, and, occasionally, poetry. Charmaine is also an associate editor at Poda-Poda Stories, an online journal for Sierra Leonean literary arts.
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