Letter to You, My Sister

One of my little sisters asked me for advice. I wrote her this as my answer. Sharing with her permission.


Young and


when he tells you

he is not capable of loving you

and you ask him, Not ever? 

He is saying you are going to starve

and you are asking if there’s a chance

there might be a crumb for you


at his table.


Young and


hasn’t anyone ever told you that

you contain multitudes

of meals

and you can feed yourself?

Tell him this.

Tell him you are delicious.

Tell him today you break

fast for the sake of yourself.

Then, let him go.


You were a forager

before hunters started believing

their kill

was the only game

in town.

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