heart crushing truth
i do not want to die.
i thought i was a man
but when my father spoke those words
i did not feel a man at all.
i became again a wide-eyed six-year-old
who believed god was magic and
life remained the same waking in the morn
as the night before closing lids to it.
i wonder to this day
if only i had stayed asleep
might my father still be alive.
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars …
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