What She Left Behind

(Not a complete list)

In her bag we found:

An empty planner.

A half a pack of Camel cigarettes.

A notebook full of song lyrics she’d written herself.

A bus pass.

A Starbucks gift card with a balance of $1.03.

A pair of headphones.

Two pairs of ear buds.

Gucci sunglasses.

Several notices to appear in court.

Outside of her belongings:

A funeral bill.

Another case for detectives.

A futon and mattress stained with death.

Us.

A legacy of beauty, harmony, love and music.

What She Took With Her:

The hope of a sober relationship with my sister.

The person I grew up with- and the person I was, when with her.

That laugh.

That enthusiasm.

That voice.

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