For Marlena

It took a long time
For me to realize
That wanting a thing
Will not make it so.
There is so little
We can change in our lives.

And so I knew her
When I was young
And naíve,
And I never thought
That she would be gone.
Or lost at any time,
Or anywhere…

And there was nothing
I could do for her,
And no way for her to know,
That we end our days
Somewhere between life,
And love.