When I leave, sing no sad songs for me;
Just hum a couple of notes
From a long forgotten love song
Go to a convenience store,
Buy a beer
And toast our parting amidst tortilla chips
And tempura crackers.
After, crunch the can with the heel of your shoe
And exit without ceremony,
Don’t slam the car door
A thud will do for my leaving.
As you step into your place
Don’t turn on an extra light
But don’t stay in the dark
Only tragedies require a significant change in lighting.
Climb into your bed
And don’t wet the sheets with tears
No one will be there tomorrow to wash it.
Close your eyes to dream
For the world is better seen in shut lids,
As you drift to sleep
Don’t try to forget,
There is nothing worthwhile to be forgotten.