I am a chapter in somebody’s life, a chapter now closed, as life moved on
I was not the end of the book, I was a few pages, name spattered here and there
Now, new pages will appear and I won’t be there
My name, left behind in the pages that will turn yellow with time
For those crinkly, old, yellow pages, I will write a eulogy
For with time, they will fade too, blow away like wind blows away the dust
The eulogy will be to remember the pages, to remember that I once belonged in somebody’s book
That I had a purpose, and I had an effect, and now I am a nameless face
Reduced to a word of the past.
Writing a eulogy is hard, and despite my words, I have none that do justice
For what is in my mind.