My perfect small friend, you were so young. I'll never forget all the songs that we sung. It's true you were always in the mood for a fight, But now that you're gone I can't hold you at night.
Did you know that you stuck out your tongue when you slept? Did you know that no one was safe were you crept? Or that when you were mad, your jaw would drop down? That you were the angriest darling around?
When you were too lazy and tired to care, You'd finally allow me to play with your hair. And you'd stretch on the bed, and glare at me, With those young, tired eyes, as green as the sea.
I can't count the tears I've cried all this week, At the thought of your fingers dug into my cheek. And here's what I wonder if you'd approve of, my friend: I will not fall in love, not ever again.