Remember Me Honestly

Jason Thompson

Am I any good at this?
Or do people simply lie?
No one wants to upset me,
Afraid that I will die

But death doesn’t scare me
Nor does failure frighten
What I fear is being gone,
Long gone and forgotten

Because no one
Is ever truly gone when they die
They remain alive until something
Goes awry

One dies when their memory
Fades far, far away
That’s what I fear
I fear that looming day

Perhaps that’s why I write
Poetry, thoughtful and dry
To keep my memory alive,
So that I will never die