Sister Knot

for Nikola

Shh, don’t say a word
on the harvest of the Great Confirmation Bias

All moves, construed, take cover
Links to the center of a silver chain frame
Dark brocade hair lays layered and wound

The Sister Knots fit pretty
at the temple, wrist, or throat

Their mother wore it first
A hand-me-down; heirloom
in dignified terms

The girls learned to fight
over it: tears, fists, appearances

Its victimized cut-off
reenacted on damaged friends

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