- R.I.P -
- - B a s i l - -
Close your eyes, my longtime friend,
let this time of suffering come to a peaceful end.
We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.