Spring has come and brought me these
Daffodils and lily leaves.
I place them all upon your chest.
I knew that it would come to this.

I’ve watched your skin and bones give out,
Wincing at the pain you’ve felt.
Helpless son, I am to you.
If only science had a clue.

Leaning on what's left of you,
Tell me all about your youth:

The boys you kissed,
The men you knew,
The places that were dear to you.

And when the cancer ate your bones,
You fought for life and you came home.
If that’s not love, then I don’t know.

Spell it out in great detail.
And I wanna know about myself.

Was I the son you’d always hoped?
A worthy one: a spawn of both
A working man and the girl he loved.

Are you proud of me?
Have I done enough?

Did I break your heart when I left the house
The moment I was old enough?

I only wanted you to see
That I could make a man of me.

And I’ll keep you close with all my might.
And I’ll always call you back on time.
And I’ll always try to be polite.
Always...


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