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Hello Daddy

I woke today
and smelled You in the concrete.

Hello, it's been
a while.
How are you?

Smile.
This little hill that shuts
down at eight was covered
in mist this early morning.

The sprinklers touched
me lightly as I
passed. Dog barks, little children
shouting a random "hewwo!" from their
balconies where their fathers hold them.

I thought You'd forgotten
me or I'd forgotten you. But the scent registered
softly and woke me. In my head I
talked to you and we sang
all the way to school. Your smell clung
to me all day in a smile.