April Fool

Today is my brother’s birthday.

When Johnny was born

I was 16 months old,

and three years old when he died;

so needless to say

I don’t remember the only

birthday (on Earth) he ever had.

The big April fool on us

and on him

was that he had

Tetralogy of Fallot

which is a combination

of four congenital abnormalities

of the heart,

untreatable, at that time.

It often goes along with Down Syndrome,

which he also had.

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Johnny.

I hope God is through

giving you

April Fool surprises.


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