It seems we never have time, these days,
to say goodbye, to hear a voice for the last time,
guffaw together one more time,
because lives are snatched from us in a blink.
They say you’ve gone to a better place,
and this means you’ve left us in a place full of tumult,
leaving an open wound that is oozing and cracked.
Our tears are not enough to heal this cut
your departure has wrought upon us.
Rest in peace, my dear, the heavens will
enjoy the sound of your booming laughter,
and we will surely miss all of you.