Connected spirits like twins born years apart
You intuitiive to my survival, my life, my heart beat
As though you heard the beat in the womb
Guardian protector of light my sister, my friend
What is it but love that distracts wrath
Turning it your direction telling demons "Stow It"
And knowing wood splintered into your flesh
A given sacrifice offered freely sparing my flesh
Only to be given later again and again as willingly
I am dying again one more time of grief, lungs stop,
Breath stops, heart will stop
Twin soul skips school hearing Tunkasila call
I am struck from behind shaply, unexpectedly
A fist hard blow of your hooky from 7th grade into my back
My heart beats again and breath of life sucks into lungs
The heart still not knowing how to live, beating a
Drum to learn to live
Later My sister, My friend alone, broken, abandoned
Afraid, you sent me all you had in the world, everything to you
When I was physically broken by another's carelessness
And senseless violence. Again saving me.
You gave so much, sacrificed everything of nothing that you had
I keep dying to myself, the heart still learning to live
Only your voice in the wind on Spirit's mist may save me now
if I listen. Still I live and cannot live.
I know you understand. I always knew as I am
So connected to you that down inside you gave so much
Because you knew the same pain and couldn't figure out how to live
I doubt dying taught living. Living teaches that.
I am certain your heart taught giving and sacrifice.
I also knew deeply that all you every really wanted was to be loved!