States of Existence

by Jerry Ratch


I've fallen beside the sunrise 
I've fallen beside the sunset 
As well and died 


I see your face in the shadows under clouds 

I see your face everywhere 

And I haven't even tried 


But there you are 

You're everywhere I look 

Even when I'm not looking 


I've cried out in the daylight 

I've cried out in the night 

I've cried out when I've lied 


I once was dead inside 

But you came alive instead 

I could have died 


But I didn't 

I lived 

I outlived the night