Copyright 2008 e. blakemore
(vagaries of lovepain)
It took me minutes to recall his name.
It has been almost forty years, yet I have just now realized
How long I've felt this pain at his gruesome death;
Agonies (and guilt) that have been, at least, greater in duration
Than the time he had to feel the pain of dying.
Immortality should be reserved for the dead.