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Heaven is just too faraway"Daddy, what's cancer again?" you ask. Your face is bright and curious, not knowing the secret pain hidden in your words. I try to smile, trying not to cry. Trying not to make it harder for you. "It's it's a very bad disease, sweetie." I reply solemnly. You wrinkle your button nose, confused. "Well, then why do I have to have it?" I stroke your hair. It's like dipping my hand into a river of gold. Will the river continue to flow as time passes by? I only have these reassuring words for you:
"It's alright, it's alright.
It'll be okay.
Everything will stay the same.
As long as I love you, and you love me,
That's all we need to live happily."
Time passes. Soon, you grow weak and tired. You can't run in the backyard anymore. You can't catch frogs in the creek anymore. You can't go to school anymore. But you are still the light of my life. Why does someone wish to fan out your flame? "Daddy, it hurts!" you cry to me one day. I wish I can take the pain away, but I just
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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