Krista Hu

In Comparison

Since we were in sagging diapers,
Weíve been like sisters.
Though youíre a year older,
They would think we were twins.
We would wear the same clothes,
Imagine a world where animals could talk and life was perfect,
Play with tiny but detailed figures,
Walk everywhere together, lest people thought we were the same person.

Childhood is long gone,
The present is different.
You play the majestic grand piano,
I play the violin, humble in comparison.
Youíre a junior now,
Iím a sophomore.
Youíre dealing with the SAT monster sitting on your path,
Iím on my last year of the tame MCAS.

But some things stay the same.
You live in Acton,
I live in Lexington.
Through busy times,
We make jokes and plans.
Through difficult times,
We confide in each other.
Though I donít see you nearly enough,
We keep those conversations going.
Hereís to hoping weíll always be like this.


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