Departed Welcomes

O stranger’s heart, that you should live in me.
How is it that I’ve landed in this place?
I was a child of hope and melody,
Who soldiered only kindnesses and grace,

And welcomed every shadow as a friend.
The kissing joke, the habits of a heart
Who knows no means, but treats each as an end —
But there are few of those back at the start.

I was sincere, I think, but life is weird:
I thought that love would stay with me like light;
I’d never felt the darkness, never feared
I’d let go when I should have held on tight.

    Those greetings gone, that lips still pantomime:
    I wish that I could say them one last time

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