This is a poem about my cousin, who recently moved.
Happiness is when me and my baby are together
Lifting you onto the kitchen island, feeding you slices of cheese
And listening to your feet swing back and forth hitting the cabinet, making a beat
Watching you crawl under the table and stick your little hand above trying to steal cucumbers from the salad bowl
That’s when we started calling you peter rabbit
Bringing you out to the pool and laughing as you believed me when I told you I saw an alligator
Then I would have to jump in just to reassure you it was just a joke
Buying you dunkin donuts when you were in a bad mood and me getting annoyed because you’d get powder from your donut all over yourself
Dancing to alvin and the chipmunks songs with you
Probably looking crazy to the neighbors with our “intricate” moves
Taking a million selfies together and watching you try to replicate my face.
You were my mini me, listening to the same music, eating whatever I ate, following me around.
Playing basketball with a soccer ball because you couldn’t throw the actual basketball high enough
Seeing that smile on your face as you chased me around with your guinea pig because you knew I hated him
I would keep that rat at my house if that meant you would stay too
That smile is the only thing I needed
Not many people could get you to show that smile, let alone laugh
I knew I would never have that problem
But, right now I'm not sure when I will be able to see that smile again, hear that giggle, have those dance parties, call peter rabbit, take those selfies.
I watched you grow up
I know I'll be able to remember you,
but will you remember me?
The little things
All our Memories
My nicknames for you
Even if you don’t remember i’ll make sure to fill you in,
When we meet again.
Although I'm not exactly sure when that will be,
I’m positive of one thing.
When I was with you I was truly happy