Father said
look my darling

there is a World outside
and inside
there are children being born
there is Death
miles away from you, my darling
just next door to you, my darling 

Father said
look my darling

this is Touch
this is human skin and voluntary action
my darling there is Death
Death of not even a stranger
Death of brothers and friends
there is a world that's yours
that you learn and make your own
which is also everyone else's
and if you die it dies as well
but also moves on and forget

Father said
look my darling

breath in and look
so many paths out there for you
you are skin and flesh and tears and time
maybe now you should become aware
of your frailty 

your fingertips and I
all burst with
Possibility