Grand White Silk

Snow came back to this warm winter 

But then you’d gone away

Without leaving your goodbyes

You left so quietly

Did you send white winter to remind us of normality?

-Seasons change and people die           


I like to think you knew the time had come,

in your sleep you were called upon

By the one you longed to be with

And so he showed you what to bring and what to leave behind

Anxiety is not needed there where soul with soul combine


Now once again, sweet summer plans to leave us for a while

With days and days of goodbyes

She’s leaving us so slowly

Does she linger to remind us of the harshness of the holy?

- Those we love we won’t let go of, unless they let go of us

We believe we would give anything to postpone the loss.


I like to think you now can watch time come and go,

where you are there is no working hard for love to stay and grow

With the one you want to be with

And yet you cannot share with me your code to harmony

I guess the combinations are unique and mine is there for me alone to see  


Your white silk became my letting go of you

I slept nights and nights of goodbyes

Now I miss you quietly


I like to think again you laugh more than you cry,

that all the best of who you were is how you’ll be remembered

By the ones you cannot be with

Back here lives this memory, that of your soft hands holding me

Soft as the silk around my cold skin

Pure as the whiteness of this clothing

And grand as love can be

Grand as love be

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