I’m told that it was your soul’s time.
I’m hearing a lot of things and most
Of them I feel to be true, but I’m
Struggling to see how a twenty-four-year-old
Body has to come to an end. Is it the body even?
Or is it the soul? The connection they shared
For the years with me, alongside me?
Was it time for that connection to be broken?
The soul breaking out of the body that I
Watched grow up, that I cared for, or was it your
Soul all along, the soul that I didn’t see dying,
The soul that shone so brightly that I never saw
How deep the shadows went, that death was the
Welcoming light that came so early, I couldn’t see,
I wouldn’t believe, not you, did I know you at all,
Yes, I did, your soul, I just ignored the expiry date,
I never thought that there was such a thing in our
Present, I crossed the red light thinking it was green.