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. 


Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.