Abi Pollokoff: Of Some Body
Sister, n., [Found]
1. A female in relationship sometimes loosely
the sense of half
the plural: the same forms as the singular. These
assumed weak nouns, and gave the common Middle English forms
2. fig. a. reckoned as the place of specific uses: fellow
phrases: under the skin
b. similar to another
3. a. A member of order of special designation:
similarly, Charity, etc.
b. A fellow of a whole or of some body:
in bad sense,
use the vocative, which appears.
d. A member of a body a head having charge
Also, prefixed A title to the name
A type of cap
4. a. Used to designate qualities, conditions, etc.
some kindred thing
b. Applied to mythological or imaginary beings; esp. sisters
5. A mode of address, chiefly in senses
Also a mode of address to an unrelated name
6. The chief in the constellation See also sisters n.
7. A thing having close kinship to another. Obs.
Abi Pollokoff is a Seattle-based writer with work most recently in The Birds We Piled Loosely, CALAMITY, Inch, Broadsided Press, and LEVELER, among others. A former editor in chief of the Tulane Review, she won the 2012 Anselle M. Larson/Academy of American Poets prize for Tulane University. In 2016, she received her MFA from the University of Washington.