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©2017 by Lucy Bernardez

To Keep Me Alive

We fought in the war.

The war of silence and fear,

That we had already lost.

So let me hold you my dear, for the last time,

Before they come and take me in the night.

 

Don’t let him cry my dear,

Keep him safe and asleep,

When they come and take me in the night.

 

Hold on to my kindness. I’m gonna need it.

Hold on to my light. I’m gonna need it.

 

I am sorry my dear,

Tell our boy that I’m sorry my dear,

For what I said so carelessly.

 

I wish I could be careless.

 

Now hush my dear,

Keep quiet for me,

Before they come and take you in the night.

 

Hold on to your light. You’re gonna need it.

Hold on to your kindness. You’re gonna need it.

 

What about when the light fades because there is no more oxygen to keep it alight?

What about when my kindness fades because I know longer need it to keep me alive?