you ask – why are you not crying

i ask – why should i be crying

you say – death of a beloved should make you cry

for what you just lost

i say – when death takes the body, i cannot cry

for the memories are not lost

you insist – but death is not just anything

its permanent – the loss should make you cry

i insist – i have not lost anything

the memories live on in me – why should i cry.

fkregie 2017.