RIP KP 1998-2009 I still miss ya buddy… ❤
Clench my fists, to protect the memory like a locket
That carries your heart vicariously through my struggles.
Don’t you know they belong to us both?
For when I am caught in the undertow, your kindness
Is what brings me safely to the surface
And I see your smiling face, never disappointed.
Little brother your eyes are gleaming, reflecting
The sand beneath your toes
And we tread the water and jump into the ocean
indifferent to where it goes.
Time is short and fleeting, but a ripple in the pond
That gently carries consciousness like lily pads.
Don’t you know that we’re all lost?
And when I saw you for the last time on that table
With serenity in your eyes, you kissed my cheek
As unafraid you found your way and said you’d wait for me.
Little brother, sleep with your eyes open
Welcoming the Earth as your new home-
The freest permanent arrangement
Where your child’s soul may roam.
Now I fight my way, memories all I have to fend off
Reason and judgment which haunt me so
Don’t you know the struggle? No?
Perhaps it’s too much to ask that you come back,
In fact it’s downright insane, nevermind.
I’ll just forgive you for leaving me behind.
Little brother, oh dear prince
I’ll spread your ashes off the coast
And of all the things you taught me
I’ll remember love the most
And when the waves take me away
I’ll know the path I never chose
Because we’ll float the same hand in hand
Indifferent to where it goes.