i have sisters,
stars strewn across the sky of my life
women who have taught me lessons i have passed with flying colours
and continue to tutor me through the tougher patches;
who see me and see so much more than my eyes can see,
teaching me in turn to look beyond, beyond, beyond, and then some more.
to look and never stop looking. to see and never stop appreciating
the ways every interaction is honey to my tea,
is everything i need to sweeten, to understand, to relish in
the presence of every human i meet.