It was not my intention to have you
Fall
Helpless and in horror.
It all happened, so quickly –
My left hand trapped in an ice bath
Right holding onto a sandwich,
Which contained your brothers.



If the setting was dark
And there were people
Not peeking through blinds
Or exiting the store
I
Would have
Rescued you.



I walk away
Shattered
Hearing you whimper
Remorse,
Grabbing at my ankles.

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