my third sibling

my third sibling is an attention seeker

it scowls at me and my sister

my third sibling is controlling

it demands to be held, sipped and desired

my third sibling is dangerous

it poisons veins and damages ties

my third sibling is my mother’s favourite

my third sibling is the reason for senselessness and numb fingers and deaf ears and blank stares and stumbling steps and salty cheeks and bad memories and bad memories and bad memories

my third sibling is infectious, bearing destruction of tropical storms

uprooting stability, replacing with chasms of nothingness

my third sibling is the reason why…

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