I sit listlessly by.
I listen closely for a sign of life.
Cancer has locked its deadly talons in you.
Swaddled in death’s grip.
It seeps through your pores.
I feel its weight crushing you.
All of the pain with nothing but a hefty morphine dose to gain.
I squeeze your hand and plead with you to kick death in its teeth and wake up.
My pleas and prayers are to avail.
The tears won’t cease.
I have betrayed my emotions all day.
Now a river runs through me, astray.
I cannot bear the thought of her moving unto another plane.
I cannot bear to lose her.
My baby sister.