u called me over when i was young and told me u wanted to see how strong i was. i was eager to impress u. and thus, i obliged. u told me to put my hand in front of my face and try to keep it there, wile u tried to pull it away.
i tot u was doin so damn well as i strained against ur arm. until u let go. and i hit myself so hard i ended up on the ground wit a bleedin nose.
u helped me up, after u'd finished laughing, and said, 'let dat be a lesson. trust no one. no one at all. except u, urself. not even me.'
despite wat happened, there was more love in dat sentence than a thousand bed time stories.
i miss u, dad. alfatihah.