Call no. 1: Hey Sister

by fadedapron

hey sister,
come sit next to me.
we’ll speak of the truth
over hot cups of tea.
hey sister,
hand me your child.
i’ll hold him close,
let you rest for a while.
hey sister,
we’ll set out our plans.
while our children lay quiet,
we’ll work with our hands.
hey sister,
let me laugh at your table.
’til tears overtake me;
i’ll speak when i’m able.
hey sister,
oh to take you with me.
i’ll miss you most deeply
when i’ve crossed o’er the sea.