The ivy stains my knees and palms.
Tears rain from eyes to mossy earth
As ivory angels keep silent vigil over
Aisles and aisles of artificial blooms.
You left your daughters ill prepared for sisterhood
Expelled from a uterus that gave us shelter but no haven
We shared a used bike and twin bed
And watched you from a universe away
Yearning and yearning for love that never came.