Lessna which, in Swedish, means sadness and Far which you would think meant distance but merely translates as papa. My mother hardly spoke any English. She knew no one. She had no job: I was too young. She had no books. My father came back late or not at all. I was the only thing that kept her from going mad, and yes I was also the anchor. We would sit in the park for hours and she would weep; I was unable to comfort her so I sat close by and cried as well. I was often so dizzy from crying, my mind so chaotic, that I would hallucinate: she, I, our tears, and the bench had fused into one lump of ice, a frozen jet of water. We were trapped here forever.
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