Cesar

I found you

In the city where luck fakes abundance

where drinks are spilled,

And love prevails.

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In a bin you sat amid others,

Of blues and yellows and greens.

Half my size with a purple horn and glittery feet,

I pulled you free of your plastic prison.

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I begged and cried

And asked and whined.

Dad said I didn’t need another toy,

But mom only smiled.

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“Name him Cesar,”

She said as she paid the clerk.

The building around us glittered in gold,

With a Gondola ride in the center.

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Though Cesar’s palace we rode,

Gliding through the water below us.

I held you tight to my chest,

And imagined our future together.

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Wandering through the next decade

We’d go through many escapades

Of magical castles

And evil wizards.

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I’d take you everywhere,

To Canada, and Europe.

To Costa Rica,

And we’d ride through the deserts of Arizona.

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One day our innocence and imagination,

Would get us into an unfortunate problem.

From years of playing,

You’d be pushed too far.

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As you’d start to fray,

I’d scream and cry.

I’d do what I could,

And stitch you up.

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With a new scar on your side,

It would be a constant reminder.

You are mine.

I am yours.

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You’re my Cesar,

Forever in my heart.