Soulful child, of moonlight reckoning
And blissful wanderings absolutely with
Mindless abandon you teased,
All the crazy tricks from your existence, you have slipped at last
From your mother’s warm and pleading embrace,
To join the wind and the eternal
You are stardust once again.
Silly, silly fools to have rooms and boundaries
A genesis and resolution, commonality
Planets going retrograde and one single
Dying sun staving off the perfect chaos of the end,
You should know that I love you
You should know that maybe I never really knew how much I’ve grown to love you
Until I knew that you were gone.
Now, even now less than a day has passed
You are fusing with the eternal swell
There is no more you although I am hanging on with
Tears, with bitter tears,
I was told again today that I should seek God’s comfort because
He loves us all like children and he’s always looking out for us,
Why wasn’t he looking out for you?
The jesters have yet to put on their
Crowns of thorns and sort out the damage to your organs
They could never in a million years diagnose the sadness
That had wrapped it’s bloody bosom around your soul long ago,
And turned your joy into just waking up
Strapping on those sneakers and
Being sort of alive.
Graceful child, distant soul, how
Can I ever turn away from you just as
You were becoming a friend to me,
Now there is no more to cling to, no sideways glance no
Knowing smile nothing going forward all
Is stolen away packed tightly forever away
In your sudden eternity.