Written by Jacob Ibrag
It’s been a month since it all happened.
Surreal now, just how a single moment in time
can shift the lives and events of forever. Plans? Lost,
trapped in a vacuum of those few seconds. We were
laughing and talking about going away. She got the
call and there it all was. Laughs replaced with tragic
fallen eyes. I pray every day that I’ll wake from all of
this. I pray that I could see you at least one more time.
Disappointment. Frustration. Hatred towards the higher
power. I can’t look at the mirror anymore, it’s impossible.
That’s you staring back at me, smiling and waving. You’re
saying something, I’m never able to make it out. Promises
were made, you broke them. Why’d you have to drink.
Why’d you have to leave. Promises. I made them as well.
I’ll love the little girl as if she was my own. Wife tries to
calm me but how could I not shut down when I see your
little girl. Helpless. Torn. Shattered. You always had to
be the first one for anything, right? You beat me by a
minute getting out of mom. And now… I love you.
A whole eternities worth. My brother.