dolphin eyes, i owe you my life. i filled a thermos up 
with turpentine. my super duper sleep inducer. my extra-
strength pain reducer. and if you hadn't come around i'd 
have made it underground. but with dolphin eyes and a 
sigh that smiles, you turned the jet plane around three 
thousand miles. our younger days you'd come crawling to 
my crib to find your mother's name scratched into my 
wrist. and if you hadn't come around i'd have scratched 
all the life out. dolphin eyes dolphin eyes the only boy 
who who will ever save me has a space cadet sister who 
sometimes barely even flies. and has dolphin eyes. the 
neighborhood kids watched as you and i built a fortress 
of leaves, trees and sky. and when the sunset cast its 
colors on across the back yard and the front lawn we made 
an effigy of light and were martyrs to the night. and 
you're my dolphin eyes.