He asks
When you die
what animal do you want
to come back as?

An otter
I answer.
He says
Me too. I want
to come back as an otter.
Otters are cute.
Otters have a lot
of fun
right mom?

I smile
and say yes.
Taking my hand,
eyebrows furrowed,
he says
When I come back
As an otter,
I want to live with you,
okay mom?

Okay, I say
and smile.
He says.


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