My Girl

June 7, 2017

how could my girl leave this earth?
without her mama
to protect her from the monsters
to sing her lullabies   
to love her without limits
what will I do when she's gone?
the monitor beeps become farther apart
her chest still moves but only slightly
dark cancer liquid slowly drips from her body
the moment has come ? she is leaving
there is nothing I can do  
absolutely nothing
except cry and curse God’s name
how could she be going first?
I was always ready
not my girl
just ten years of age
she has a life to live
I lived already
if she dies
I die with her
life is a march to death without her
the next minutes are living hell  
the machines shut down
the motorized humming subsides  
just me and her
well, the corpse of my girl
I hold her limp hands
mine trembling in hers
and whisper “mama loves you”

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