To say goodbye's impossible forever, And yet we must too soon exchange goodbyes. No magnitude of love when someone dies Can manage the immensity of never. Yet even death cannot our friendship sever Though you may rest somewhere beyond our sighs And all the talk of afterlife be lies. Eternity is our brief glimpse of ever. Even as each breeze must alter time And each unruly rock reshape the sea, So love lasts beyond our consciousness. Each pulse of life's a piece of the sublime, A breath so full of grace it cannot be, A wave that ripples endlessly through darkness.