If these words should fall,
Clutter the floor, dry leaves in wind,
Until silence drapes over all,
Will I delight to see the end?
If my throat should close,
Thin breaths, music diminished,
A tune the world no longer knows,
Will I rejoice when it’s finished?
If I should achieve my anonymity,
Cut off from humanity entire,
With a seal of indemnity,
Will it still be all I desire?
If these tears should drop
For a brother lost, a sister broken,
Would I want the flow to stop,
Or leave one truth unspoken
If it could mend?