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The water was up to my waist.

I stood in the street

and watched people try to function.

I saw my sister leaving church.

She was up on the steps gabbing with a homeless man

and telling him she had no money,

that she was on a fixed income and was poor just like him.

She had on her candy cane tights

and the red and white rings went around her skinny legs

in endless circles.

Her ball cap had a picture of the late Queen E.

She loved and admired the Queen.

I pushed my way towards her through the water.

If nothing else I would get her safely home.

TIG
Author: TIG