growing up on distant continents
without a common tongue
lives so seemingly different
rich north, poor south
experiences diametrically opposed
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 Sadje’s What 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).