my sister

a gentle laugh, she giggled
radiating an emotion
so soft, yet so strong
the sensation of being swallowed up
by warm, warm water in a bathtub
tingly, bubbly excitement
urging me to grin from ear to ear
it is the gift He gave me

*a version of this poem credited the wrong author in the print edition. Chloe Clayborne is the author of “my sister”.