The sister I never had/Who is this stranger?

The sister I never had

Raised me and nurtured me,
Fetching me to school daily,
My breakfast, luncheon, supper
My rolled-into-one chef and chauffeur,
and nurse. She healed my wounds,
kept me well groomed.
She did the mother’s part,
She listened to my heart.

I saw her tears,
She saw her worst fears,
as I boarded the plane
her bird leaving the nest.

Six years an only child,
in a foreign land.

Now I am home,
I want to see my sister,
but I see a motherly woman.
I don’t recognize her.
Where is my sister?
“I’m here, she says,” but I don’t see her.
Who is this stranger?

Her tantrums childish,
Her ego juvenile,
Her thoughts immature,
Her affections flawed.

Who is this stranger?
Where is the sister I never had?

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The sister I never had/Who is this stranger?

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