If I Should Die

If you’re my friend
Listen to a song that makes you remember
View a photo that makes you smile

If you’re my brother
Listen to our voice messages and laugh
Remember the day at Pinchot Park

If you’re my father
Read the poem I wrote you
Watch the movie I always bothered you about

If you’re my mother
Remember the surprise concert when I was nine
Read a story that gives you peace

If you’re a bystander
Live your days cherishing the ones you love
Find life in death and the silence that rests between the words

If you’re me
Close my eyes to a mortal world
Open my eyes to something brand new

If I should die

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