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care with andrew
hank

andrew is twenty stone or so
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bleeds from multiple lesions
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says to me while i dress him
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you don't wear gloves
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well, i'm not very bothered i say
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he sways his head from side to side
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perpetually in a dreamworld
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he's never cold and never really wet
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his politeness is something to be emulated
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always asks how are You? how are You?
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his response is yeah, yeah yeah to any question
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when i wash his hair he asks why? why? why?
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shivers and shakes and breathes out like a horse
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and i guess that's the thing about care
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that no matter how hard, it's harder for the other
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he occasionally passes my house now
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shouts daddy oh! daddy oh! and i run out
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i hug him, how are you andy? yeah, yeah, yeah
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16 Jun 11

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Sweet.
 — mtharp

you've certainly added another layer to your writing hank :)
 — mr_e

wel now this one i love
 — Clara

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