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The Crickets Have ArthritisI woke up.
Woke up to the sound of beeping and buzzing coming from a machine that I was attached to. The air I breathed was sterile and the sheets stung.
I looked up.
Sitting up on the bed next to me was a little boy wearing Star Wars pyjamas. I didn't need to ask what was wrong with him; the bald head, sunken eyes and 'skin and bones' frame told me everything.
"Hi, I'm Tim." He muttered, his voice quivering a bit, like he was unsure whether to trust me or not.
"Hi, I'm Alfie" I replied, and I manage a smile but it feels like the biggest lie I have ever told.
Then the nurse walked in and started running some tests on him, checking his blood pressure. I looked around the room but my eyes kept drifting back to him. His, however, stayed transfixed on me; as if he couldn't remember the last time he had seen anyone apart from his family or the nurses and doctors in the hospital. I wanted to speak to him but I didn't know what to say, I mean, what is there to say to a 9 year old boy who has
mechanici want to kiss every aching wound you have,
bandage your heart every time it bleeds,
and patch up your mind over and over
because not a single tear deserves to fall
from your brandy-drenched eyes
but this dripping heart of mine can only feel
and the healing honey words it flames get caught
in the back of my throat and on the roof of my mouth
so i only have these passionate guttural cries
to tell you that i care all too much
and in order to fix you up again,
i would need to tear myself to tatters
and trade all of my working parts
for your leftover, fading pieces
but i just haven’t figured out how.
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