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March 31, 2002
7:45 PM
Elegy to My Brother

This poem was originally typeset in uppercase.

HEY THERE
   I KNOW
   I HAVEN'T
BEEN
TALKING
   TO YOU
   MUCH

LET
   ALONE
   THINK
OF YOU

   FAR
FAR AWAY
   DEEP
   IN THE SKY
OR HIGH
IN THE SEA
   OF MY MIND
   YOU ARE
STILL THERE
STILL HERE

   HEY
I'M SORRY
A DEATH
   IS A BIG
   THING
TO LIVE
   THROUGH

AND
   I JUST
   WANT YOU
TO KNOW
   I LOVED YOU
   MORE THAN
JUST
ON ACCOUNT
   OF BLOOD

I DID

   AND HEY
   IT WAS
PERHAPS
A MATTER OF TIMING
   I KNOW
YOU'VE SUFFERED
   AND I'M SORRY

BUT
   RIGHT NOW
   I THINK
YOU BELIEVE
   ME

   HOPEFULLY
SOME DAY
I'LL TELL YOU
   IN PERSON
   HOW MUCH
I MISSED

   YOU