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Old 05-15-2017, 10:24 PM
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I sit in darkness, mourning your death.
Then I turn on a dim light
to scribble out some verses,
knowing they will change even as I write.

Things disappear. People disappear too,
gone, vanished without saying goodbye.
You're no longer alive, sweet friend,
but laughter rings from yesterday's mouth.

I saw the horseman on a black stallion
ride by the moon, a dire omen as the sun rose.
I know he wanted you, took you, and so you died.
Now the sun won't climb its usual rungs.

Yet I'm alive, in your death, and I remember
our shared life together two as one.
I don't fear a loveless hell or memory's empty words
rising amid the wails of ghosts. I go on.

There's no such thing as a first life, best life,
just as there's no such thing as a little love.
I'm determined not to miss you forgive me
another small lie, for I'll see you again
when life turns to dreams. I love you still.

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:58 PM
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Hey William,

You're addressing a "sweet friend" but the references to living "two as one" and "I love you still" suggest the death of the partner?

It sounds like a little thing - but because I can't define the lost relationship in my mind, I haven't engaged with this fully.
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