When the rays of the sun soak into the horizon

and the moonless dusk arrives,



When vison fades to gray

and the sound of my voice is a distant whisper,



Hold fast for a moment more

as I sit beside you, and beg



Forget the fear.

Forget the pain.


Remember instead,

the sun so bright you squinted to see me

and a warm safe bed during thunderstorms.


But mostly…

remember the faces of those who loved you,

that you were worthy of everlasting love,

and that in your short stay, you were everything

to me.