Dear love of my life,
The monotonous hum of nothing
is my constant companion.
The wasted words of a lifetime
are forgotten in a moment.
Every over-worn and useless thought,
races through my mind.
My life is worth nothing to me now.
I lived for you.
Now that you are gone,
I live through the comfort of your memory.
As time has passed,
I have changed with it.
My wrinkled eyes and slow mind
insult the person I used to be.
My weak legs and shaky grasp
threaten my position on this earth.
But though everything has changed,
and nothing is the same,
my love remains.
And so I welcome death.
Whatever comes after that dark veil,
I wait for it.
Even if nothing is waiting where I go,
I know that you have been there.
And the one chance I have of being with you again,
gives me courage.