Three Little Sisters

By Penney Knightly

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All the time I am that nursery rhyme
the one where all the sisters build themselves with weakness
saying, no, no, you cannot come in
and yet he takes down their houses anyway,
that bad, bad wolf they don’t know
belonged in them before they were themselves,
you see, this is why
they build their homes of weak things;

only straw, only sticks.

As for that third one with the bricks,
she is only acting hard,
she will open the door and invite him in for tea
if he wants some.

Penney Knightly