Sister to Sister

Rivalry is no word
for this heart-

broke into my

staking my space–
riveting my father’s

eyes away,
though he left a shine,
path of silvered

dark I follow.

Andrea Potos is the author of four poetry collections, most recently We Lit the Lamps Ourselves from Salmon Poetry in Ireland. Another collection from Salmon will be published in 2015. Her poems appear widely in print and online, including Poetry East, Women’s Review of Books, Southern Poetry Review, Pirene’s Fountain, North American Review, The Galway Review, and many others.