Sibling Bond

~Photo by author circa 1969

It wasn’t until my younger brother’s ashes
had been strewn into space from a rocket in New Mexico
nearly year after his death that I recognized
the strength of the sibling bond.

Outliving the five years expected after a devastating
brain tumor diagnosis nearly a decade ago
embracing life to the fullest- France, Italy…

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Ann Marie Steele

Ann Marie Steele

I pen poetry about love and loss, what I observe and experience — I write about hope. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.