He has them,
his golden girls,
for just fourteen gemstone days.

There they lie asleep,
fruit from different women
he has loved
arms entwined;
a confidential knot,
allowed to be sisters for a fortnight.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. deepercolors says:

    Very sweet. I have a 1/2 sister (maternal though) that I didn’t even know about until about 15 years ago.

  2. theonlycin says:

    That sounds like an interesting story!

  3. Ruhee Advani says:

    nice! id love it if you could check out my blog and tell me what you think?!

    my blog address is

    waiting for your comment! 🙂

    p.s. love all your stuff!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hi Ruhee, you have a fantastic blog, but I can’t comment as I don’t have a windows live ID … are you able to change it so that anyone can comment?

  4. granny1947 says:

    That is stunning Cindy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you granny 🙂

  5. nrhatch says:

    My friend D’s only child, K, learned at 18 that she had a half-sister almost the same age.

    Turns out it was that sister, not her “dead beat dad,” that K had been “searching for” all those years.

    BTW: D didn’t know about the other woman or her child until K did. K is loving her new family.

    Beautiful poem.

    1. theonlycin says:

      At least the story has a happy ending Nancy, I think (see deepercolors’ comment above) this is a more frequent occurrence than we know about.

      1. nrhatch says:

        There’s a lot of men spilling their seed and creating fruit from different women.

        Old joke:

        Woman: “Do you have any kids?”
        Man: “None that I know of . . . ha! ha!”

        It’s even funnier when you switch sexes. : )

  6. slpmartin says:

    There’s something about you poetry and my morning cup of coffee…they go together so well for getting my day off to a good start. Lovely poem.

  7. Kavita says:

    Very thought-provoking ! Makes you think of the endless possibilities of the things that you probably aren’t even sure exist!

  8. Tokeloshe says:

    Very well done as always.


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