In the dark
           - to Father

Ella Yan Wei

In the dark
My heart flies away
To you

You are sitting
By a table
Reading a letter from me
Like a silent stone

Dear Father
I want you to say
   Hi my girl
   Bring me to a cinema
   Come with me to a park
   Sit beside me on a beach

But you never require
I just watch you
Growing older and older

Until one day
You are sick
Lying on a bed
I will give you
A glass of water
through my quivering hand

In the dark
Your sight
Sits on my shoulder
Like a warm lamp.




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