After my father gave me his blessing
for the primary time, saying, “god bless you”
as i left him to the darkness
he held me there and kissed my hand

for the first time saying, “god bless you”
in all the years that i had loved him
he held me there and kissed my hand

and the child shivered with pleasure
in all of the years that i had cherished him
we understood no want to talk

the kid shivered with pride
the man in silence became away
we understood no need to talk

as i left him to the darkness
the person in silence became away
after my father gave me his blessing