You can map the Euphrates on my face

From the tears I’ve allowed to fall

Courses of frailty and helplessness

Make fertile a life of love and splendor


Through this life, the impressions you’ve left

Roots of brotherhood firmly held

As erosion takes a hold of you

It takes me to, but I have you in my heart


There you will continue to grow

Aside tears always inside

And tied to every beat

Is the pain of your death


I can only have hope

Wrought from the ash of sorrow

Inches of sunlight and silver linings

I am glad you are my friend


Though only in my mind I’ll see you again.