Think not of me when the deep night lingers
Kill me (if you can) but do not love me
I pray you be safe from the taste of tears

I was a songless dove, pure of desires
Soaring with the clouds until you found me
Think not of me when the deep night lingers

We sang and danced through three wonderful years
And found a home in an evergreen tree
I prayed you be safe from the taste of tears

Then I lost you (our songs still haunt my ears)
I cried you an ocean; it drowned our tree
Think not of me when the deep night lingers

Now I stand frozen in forgotten fears
Enshrined six feet above a moonless sea
Praying to be saved from the taste of tears

You said you loved me and gave me a curse
A lifelong bearing of your memory
Think not of me when the deep night lingers
I pray you be safe from the taste of tears

*** Cover art by ferdinand feng on Unsplash.

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