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.