I thought about all of the places we've been

And the reasons I said I'd never go again

Excuses that seem so wrong compared

With the way you dared


I pushed myself up from the cold, hard ground

Only to find you nowhere to be found

And I wondered what changed with the hourglass sand

Leaving space where you'd stand


Dreaming of vistas, horizons unknown

Searching for answers with eyes full of home

Reaching from inward and looking above

With awe, hope, and love


What now that you've departed our number

Shall your retreating form then steal our wonder

No, never; in memory, what beauty ahead

Despite death, is never dead