I remember you carrying me to the couch every morning before school. When it was my turn to use the bathroom, I'd lay on the fuzzy rug in front of the sink instead of getting ready for school.
Are you brushing your teeth?
Those mornings, you listened to the news on WOMP-AM while smoking Eve cigarettes and drinking Nescafé instant coffee. Maybe you did spoil me, but it was consistent and I can still hear you singing your little verses..
Get up, Get up
The sun is up
The bird is on his wing
Toopa toopa as a bad one,
as a bad one.
Sometimes, we thought you were odd.
Now I think the opposite, because of how you loved me.