your Offspring

Written by: Patrick Farley IV

One hundred hellos
can't heal one goodbye
close your eyes
don't try
please rest 
and accept time. 
closed eyes will say
"these clocks never lie."
happy taken away
is the same as
goodbye.
don't say that here!
say "Hi!" 5 times.
try to not cry,
at night
when the sun dies
and in the morning 
watch the sunrise
with the apple of your eye.