you are infinitely loved
 
you will never be a dead person
  even though death is terminal
    you are eternal

through words     through family
through sky            around us
       breathed in and held
        reluctantly expelled
          you are eternal

you will never be forgotten
  only carried uplifted
    like jasmine on the wind

transposed and edited
  and reinvented
    lingering essence
    always present
    defying description
       you are like anyone who is loved
       you are like no one I have known
                    you are eternal

and you are my friend


- Bob Cain
9/26/99


 
 
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