Say you'll remember me forever.
The way we laughed at the bouncing red balloons in the kitchen
And cried when the cat popped one with a delicate swipe of her claw.
You puzzle over the grown ups
Why can't Mom and Dad see me?
Why does your older sister tell you to grow up?
Why don't they see me like you do?
Because they have lost their sense of magic.
They have been taught to see the facts.
There isn't room for fantasticle illusions in their logical world.
Sure, you can say you will never forget.
Never give up on me.
But you will
Don't cry. It's because you are human.
You cannot help that.
Even now, as your birthday candles vanish in wisps of smoke
They cloud your vision
Until I fade into the background