I'll never forget that today
is your birthday and I remember
it like it was yesterday. I was 6
and dad took me to pick up
flowers he had ordered for mom.
That flower shop isn't there anymore.
I remember carrying that huge vase
as the elevator doors opened and
dad held my shoulders to guide me
through the hospital cause I couldn't
see through the massive foliage.
I remember seeing you for the
first time and kissing you until
mom told me to stop smothering.
But I'll always remember you
best as your 4-year-old self.