Hold me close or I’ll slip away
Feel the white going, fading to gray

Until it’s nothing but the black of the night
And the stars in my sky will cover the sight
Of me, who I once was

The stars’ silver beams
shall cascade on your heart
and with the coming sleep and dreams
I’ll leave you a part

A part of my soul, and a part of my breath
For this, my love, is simply the beginning
Not death