I said I am letting you down,
you told me you wanted to go sleep
under the stars,
and then
when you told me you changed your mind because
you were scared,
I didn’t show you the way.
and then you said,
“Don’t worry, Daddy, you didn’t let me down,
my spirit told me I wanted to see Uncle Robert and
sleep under the stars another time.”
and I realized I wasn’t powerful enough to let your
spirit down,
I cried with joy inside because in that moment
I again remembered who my son must be,
and that certainly,
he sleeps under the stars much more than I.