I.) Today makes note in the memory
of the ones I knew--of who knew me--
and the day heaves out a heavy sigh.
I promised to live, and now I promise to die.
II.) Twelve months ago, the life that I know
as the soul who sat in a silent woe
became past-tense, and so hence,
know has been knew ever since.
III.) The boy who stays away from the grave
is a silent soul I sought to save
because you died--and this boy cried.
And with the day, each one sighed.
IV.) Much has changed and rearranged
and for this one, they would exchange
Their souls, they drive. They still survive
though on this day, one was alive.