We get a visit from my cousin
from PEI, Calgary, Guelph, Toronto, Montreal
and soon Vancouver
-- the ultimate Canadian girl.
No matter how overworked and underslept,
Sarah always enters like a burst of fireworks.
She makes herself at home --
scoops up chunks of my ice cream with her finger,
eats peanut butter out the jar with a spoon,
stirs up my thoughts with her words.
When she leaves I feel like writing
for the first time in weeks.