if I die young


if i die young

bury me in sand

lay me down on a

bed of roses

sink me in the river

at dawn

send me away

with the words of a love song


let the world offer

a helping hand

and let it devour

the rest of my soul

may i flow away

in a heart not yet sleeping

erode like the gentle hum

of a mother on her child


offer my soul to the sun

to be ashened dry

until moon and stars

flood the red embers

if i die young

let my ship never strand

and float the dreams of me

until they last no more


“It is in the awe of the sea that I wish to lie.”

i know

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