My Fault

It’s literally

A trigger-reaction.

I didn’t mean to lean over my bed

Hit the light button on my clock

And realize today’s date.

I hadn’t noticed earlier

What today was;

It completely slipped my mind.

But once I saw the date

Digitalized on my clock

I sat up in bed

And reached for my phone.

I needed comfort

And his caring voice was all I cared to hear.

He sympathized

But knew not what to say.

I grabbed the teddy bear he gave me

As tears streamed down my soft cheeks.

I laid back in bed and thought about

What happened

Twenty-one months ago.

I could have stopped it,

But I was too selfish not to.

To this day,

I still don’t forgive myself.

I let my father die.

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