He’s Become Me and I Him

Just like dad

I’m mimicking his footsteps 

Out before sun up 

Back after sun down

They lay asleep

Kisses and a prayer for each 

As I promise a better tomorrow 

Just like me

I hear him speak 

“Papi what time did you get home last night?”

Stopped in my tracks, I pick him up into my arms and see me

Kisses and hugs is all I have to give

Remembering that’s what I got

Just like now

He looks back

Sees his sons on the same track

Hustling and moving 

Taking one step back

Seeing into the future

As he looks into the past

Connecting the dots 

One by one

Like a celestial constellation that tells a story of

What was, what is, and what is to be 

2015-12-09 

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