I can hardly remember

The way her skin smelled

Pressed against the hospital sheets

Sticking from the sweat

Shivering from the chills

The longer pauses between the beeps

I don’t why I remain

I don’t why I have this name

It just is what is is

And so we go on every day

As if we’re not in disarray

As if there’s no poison

I can remember

A night when there was quiet

And no one cried or shouted

It wasn’t long ago

Why can’t we go back there

Did you leave your love where you started

She never spoke a word

Yet her voice still leaves burns

Life goes on anyway

And years go by

And I still want to cry

When I hear her name