Siblings

It usually happens at weddings and funerals,

or at the end of life

when all should be tranquil.

Instead, the stitch of anger

slips through the loosened loop of time,

unraveling family ties.

–excerpt from A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective/Purple Flag, 2015). First published in DuPage Valley Review.

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