it will be his
hours after that it will be my birthday
. He was older than I, and always stronger
To go cross the country would be to go home to ghosts of memories.
I should be stronger than this. I should know the universe has spared us this moment as it did not him. I should be somewhere else, anywhere else. Living. Flying a kite. Making music. Spending time with azureus-eyed seraphim.
I am many things, but I am not that strong.