If this little girl only knew. If she knew I couldn’t look at her picture without losing my mind. If those knobby knees knew I died a little bit every time I wasn’t in her knobby little life.
Her missing front teeth and her messy hair don’t know I’m counting down days until I can squeeze her and let her know I will always be there.
There is a little mermaid who doesn’t know my heart aches when I can’t be around. A little fish who doesn’t know I hate that my feet are hundreds of miles away on dry ground.
There is a little girl who is my whole world while earthquakes threaten my stars to shake. I will hold up the shards of this sky over here forever until I can get out from under them and be nearer.
There is a little mermaid who is one of my own. I know it’s not something she’s known. There is a little girl who I am planning my whole entire life around. She is my world.