Close Call

By Randy Chavez

8 months old and
on the border of death
from internal bleeding
some doctors said, “He’ll be okay.”
my Mom and Dad scared to death
had to sell many things
unloaded some AKs

Then the doctors said, “He won’t make it.”
Mom and Dad gave me liters of their blood

Look at me now,
15 years later
making my family proud
might of made a mistake here or there
it was a miracle I survived
I wish I could go back to Mexico
and meet that doctor
to thank him for saving my life

we were close to
living on the streets
but I guess my Mom and Dad had to succeed


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