Florida 2004

Florida 2004:

My mom and an eight year old me

Visited my aunt and my two cousins.

We went to my cousin’s little league game,

And he got candy for winning.

His baseball cap was full of

Lollipops and Big League Chew.

He shared some with me.

I watched Dragon Ball Z with them on the

Television in the living room one morning and

Another day we watched Wallace and Gromit.

I watched him play Yugi-Oh

On his Gameboy Advance

While riding in the car on the way

To their elementary school.

One night we played Contra

On his Nintendo Entertainment System.

I turned to say something to him,

But he had fallen asleep.

The tiny flickering screen of that television

Lit up the entire room.

Another day we went to a museum

Detailing the sinking of the Titanic.

We each got assigned a name

Of a real person who was

On the ship that day.

I learned that I had died

When the Titanic sank on

April 14th, 1912.

I remember crying because

I didn’t want to die.

I got nauseated on the day we left,

When they were at school

And my aunt was at work.

I think it was because

I didn’t want to leave.

I almost threw up in the bathroom.

I stood in there for hours

Standing over the toilet

Waiting for it to happen,

But it never did.

Before we went to the airport,

My mom and I visited

An art exhibit down the street.

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