Try brevity, they tell me. Short and concise. The distance between points, not stars. Essential employee, stressed out, hurting financially, most of the time I'm scared. I'm also... I dunno...blond? I still don't really know my father. I guess that's now.
I'm a father. A millennial. I've seen several epidemics, I remember AIDS after school specials. I remember the towers and the rash of tragedy that followed. I've survived two recessions, a war and Y2K. Hell, I remember where I was when they killed Superman. Is that enough, y'know? Probably not. Fill in the blanks for me. History is in the books But a man's life is in his hands.
I'm worried about now. I'm terrified of what's next. I held your tiny hand, soft and new in my hard calloused mitt, and watched as you learned how to smile. I quit smoking years ago. Hardest thing I'd ever done. This? This'll rip out the heart of me.