growing up on distant continents

without a common tongue

lives so seemingly different

rich north, poor south

experiences diametrically opposed


and yet

sharing corresponding smiles

weeping mutual sorrows

our hearts are touched

by the same love and loss


because, in the end

we are all

sisters under the skin

Written in response to SadjeWhat Do You See #58 photo prompt.

Image credit: Cheryl Holt @ Pixabay
(The image shows very two young girls heading off together, holding hands. One is of African heritage and the other seems Caucasian).