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Orlando

Dad,
I wish you’d come and look for me. I wish I knew if you were dead or alive, if you had other kids or wives. If you lived in a house with a white picket fence and your kids got everything they ever wanted or if it was just as hard for them as it was for me.
I wish I knew your favorite flavor of ice cream or your favorite movie.
I wish I knew about your mother and father and if they laugh like me or if I remind you of them. I wish the scent of your cologne was familiar and welcoming.