I kissed her face all over even though I knew it might be too much
I squeezed her feet and said goodbye quietly in the dark
I was told she didn’t finish her key lime pie but instead just fell asleep for always
I heard he waited for his child to arrive
I remember Hawaii through my five year old eyes and her bald happy head
I’m sure she fought the river water with all of her heart
I saw him chopped off at the legs, watching a spicy show on the hospital room television
I know his heart stopped in a chair in the desert
I was there before she disappeared, where they once planted a cherry tree for my birth
I was told her first and truest love died in the mines when she was young
I’m pretty sure he loved big and lied big
I know she left a note in a hotel in New York