three sisters

Katrina Kaye

three girls,
kittens playing
with string

the oldest
blonde
blue eyes
splatter of
freckles against
high cheek bones,
laughs as she
pulls yarn from ball

her sister,
the second
brown curls,
over brown skin,
catches a piece
ties it off
never lets it
get too long

the small one,
black hair
covering
black eyes,
doesn’t say much,
sits in the corner
holding
her mother’s
brass shears

“three sisters” is previously published in A Scattering of Imperfections (2009).