You were in my dream last night and I woke up crying when I heard you talking again.
I’ve missed it so much, Dad.
You looked at me in my car like that and nearly wiped away the past 25 years.
I’m so broken now, Dad.
But you taught me to never give up
on myself or anyone else.
You taught me to see past mistakes
whether my own or anyone else’s.
You showed me how to love
despite all odds, despite the worst circumstances.
I looked at you last night and cried, saying I’m sorry I’m so sorry I’m sorry.
But you just smiled and wiped them away anyway.