Rest in Peace
Written for Melanie Thornton, 1967-2001.

Make time reverse, but I'm not strong
enough, thrust into a world where
love is not enough,
all my training
not enough.
I loved to love your
enchanting voice,
the symbol of my childhood,
how can it be gone? Sweet dreams
over too soon, poetry stilled,
racing to the ground, SOS
not heard and flying fatal
threw you
out of reach. Now I'll
never get to sing for you.

(c) 1998-2003 Rachel Rossos.