and if honeybees were dragons i'd burn a forest for you

would you
please
for me

stay alive?

i know it is so much pain to ask of you 
i know it means more suffering and you're hardly living as it is 
but i don't want a dead best friend any more than i want a living me 

because i know asking this is a selfish thing
i want you to be breathing in a year 
i want you to be tangible because if you're gone i don't know what i'd do 

i need you to stay alive because without you i am an unfinished poem rotting in drafts
stumbling lines in reverse like inked words smudged on paper
so please please please

despite all of the pain 
i just want you to stay alive

for me. 

The End

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