My sweet nurse, my blood explodes like Buckingham fountain.
Allow this moment to stain your clothes and heart
At this interjection, not even death can lead us apart.
Before you knew what you knew as a child, I was there
I was the frightened lover that would brush and pull your hair
How did we miss each other from the beginning?
I returned to you in my mind during the explosions
While Death consumed my comrades to no end
Your charred wings helped me pretend
Consciousness is an eager fool destined for failure
Our voices were separated by the wind and war
All my letters to you, minus the love, were a bore.
Finally face to face with my creator and destroyer
My final seconds lasting a lifetime with you
Hold me close until my heart turns blue.
Oh agony! Where is my loving mother?
You, yes you, I remember your embrace
This devilish map has brought us to this place.
No more pain please my caring mother! Lights flash nonstop.
Foolish to deny what brought us together in this moment
You came back to me my sweet angel of atonement.
© Joe Schafer
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