it’s all such a giveaway,
it’s all of what you mean at once
it’s none of what you mean at all
all of the days
I hide things from my sister
it’s all of the days my sister hides things from me
it’s the things my mother says sometimes
things she was told in a different context and now as she tells them;
it’s the confusion, the sadness
it’s making sense of all the women in my life;
the ones who have treated me well
and the ones who haven’t.
Abeir Soukieh is a Lebanese-Australian poet and writer from Canberra.