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Life or Death

You said you wanted to die
Alone and safe, not in some plan

We lose interest in this world
People disregard each other
Maybe they see, but pray to be blind

When you told me you hated his kind
I wanted to tell you that his children cry
Like we did

In this blindness, we lose our tears
As we sink deeper into the darkness
And finally blow away

I asked what you thought
About death
“We are dead,” you said

And suddenly
I understood

Dan Stee