we call him sunshine because

he is beautiful and radiant

and, most importantly,

because without him, i would die.


we call him sunshine because

of the way his crooked, car-crash

smile makes me light up like christmas.


we call him sunshine because his skin

is just so warm and golden under my

fleeting, butterfly-touch.


we call him sunshine because

he brings everyone around him

to life (because he brings me to life.)


i call him sunshine because

he is heartbreakingly unreachable.

(because i will never be able to get close

to him without getting hurt.)


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