Axel laid in bed waiting for daddy’s late night Roldan Dahl bed-time story. Dahl’s stories were Axel’s favorite. 

And he thought daddy was so great! 

His actions

And vocal changes,

He even left the light on. 

Mommy’s gone to work the night shift. 

Daddy, 

Where did he go? 

Axel runs into his parents room, he did not find him there… Axel then runs down stairs. 

Sweating,

Giggling- nothing’s really funny. 

He sees daddy dozing in a chair. 

Axel says to daddy.

“I’m ready for my story.” 

Scratching out his arms, daddy struggled to lift him.  

Daddy’s scent he did not recognize.  

But daddy read that story and smiled at Axel with glassy eyes. 

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