On the ride in to work, my daughter
asked me to play “Truth or Dare.”
I laughed aloud at the request.
“Isn’t that the game where friends
dare you to kiss the boy who you think
is the cutest in the room?” I ask.
Or maybe you have to answer
a question truthfully, like
Whom do you love but won’t tell?
She assures me that this game
will not have those kinds of questions.
I believe her and agree to play.
“So,” she begins, “What’s the worst
feeling you have ever felt and when
was the last time you felt it?”
I don’t think she has ever missed
someone the way I have missed
you. “Missing someone.”
“And when did you last feel it?”
She asks innocently enough.
Just now. “Oh, a while ago.”