I wish you peace and bid this sweet farewell
your heart to soar, to rise from ash new lands
No longer flawed in flesh, be free, go dwell
on high, forget the hurt, the twisted hands
Enrobed in painful quiet, the end takes you
silence shrill beeps, red lights, and cute nurses.
Your death chills our heart like cold mourning dew;
As your stiff body goes under, your mom curses
But how could you leave now without a kiss
before you’ve seen the ocean? known love? been free?
Too new to live out loud! Too young to miss
what you could not have known in this brief visit.
Fear not the end, a body is but a jail…
Our souls are sure to meet beyond the veil.