Fin (or Reading to Fin and other children)

Photo taken by Cat Juan Ledesma (IG: @catjuanledesma)

Photo taken by Cat Juan Ledesma (IG: @catjuanledesma)

For Fin

 

I am drawn to your innocence

but it frightens me too.

 

I tread carefully around you

lest you might break me

with your laughter.

 

How could we ever be the same?

Ten fingers, ten toes, one head, one heart

but the sunlight caresses your skin;

on mine, it is rough and brutal.

 

I was once like you:

joy came at no cost

and the world was filled

with wonder.

 

What has remained is the honesty

but while yours opens doorways

mine cuts and leaves scars.

 

I gladly oblige when you ask me

to read you stories;

hoping the child inside me

can still hear them and resurface

again someday.

 

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