"Little Sister" is a companion painting to Maj Ragain's "Winter for Skylark and Little Sister." Here are a few stanzas of his poem…
“I saw this child once,
When I was six, as I was walking
home from Shields school,
past the cemetery…
She covered her small breasts
with her hands.
She pleaded for something I couldn’t hear.
This is the voice
I have been listening for, all these years.
It is the voice this poem wants to speak with.
How to make a mouth under the Dragon’s Blood."
Maj Ragain. "Burley One Dark Sucker Fired: Collected Poems". Working Lives Series, Bottom Dog Press. Huron, OH, 1998, p.48