April 12, 2017: Born in the Middle

I may have been born
a middle child
I grew up without
an older brother

He would fade in
and out of family photos
and social gatherings.
Our sister was the spoiled one. 

He left without saying goodbye
I felt this hole --- this void
one I fear I can never fill.

He died from cancer
We all felt his loss
I miss him. 

My sister and I
don't get along
like we used to. 

I regret to see
history repeat itself.