When you choose to let go, the world stops

And you know that,

So that’s why you jumped

Because you needed us,

But we didn’t understand.


Now we know, but you’re gone

And your pain has scattered.

Your monster has flung shards into everyone

Who has ever loved you


Now we know, but you no longer need us

And all we want is to help you

But you won’t need help again.

It is us who needs helping.

It is us who needs love and to love each other again.


We stop our TV shows and call in sick from work.

We are sick, with thoughts of you

With a love that has no place to go

We tell others who knew you

And the shards fling

Into their hearts,


Cut them up like paper snowflakes.

Writhing little pieces of worm

Wondering where to dig, how to live,

Knowing that you no longer wanted to.


Your pain left you and entered us

And maybe you didn’t know that

Or maybe you didn’t have a choice.

Maybe you were fighting for so long…


…that you weren’t strong enough to live anymore.

No test could find the Darkness

That took you away from us.

No x-ray could show the shards that pierced our souls

When it was released from yours.


Maybe you didn’t know

That your pain would be a ghost

That would live inside of us all



Or maybe you’re very sorry

Because you knew that it would.