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We were standing on the platform
You, me, and Mom
White snow encased the train tracks
It was Christmas day
You held your cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee
The New York Times clutched under your shoulder
Mom wore her pearl earrings
Face radiant, complexion fair, hand clasped with yours
I had on my sparkly red dress
My left hand gripped my purse
My right arm wrapped tightly around a baby boy
He had my eyes
He had your eyes
You and mom looked at him with awe and admiration
My heart felt warm
My body tingled
I looked at you and I smiled
Love poured through my veins, into my soul
But then I couldn’t see you as well
Suddenly, you were hazy
I cried as you faded away
Your face was soft
Your eyes were tired
Your brow was furrowed
I ran after you, but you were fading so quickly 

I fell to my knees,
This was my dream.

I used to have a lot of dreams after you passed
I wish I could have pulled you out of them
And placed you back in my life where you belong
I wish I could still escape
A parallel universe erupting
My heart, mending
Lucid thoughts within reach
These days
I hit the pillow
And fall into a dead sleep


Mind quiet. Body weak. Soul humble.
I wake again the next morning.


---- Anonymous entry

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