Some time ago my sister had a car accident. Fortunately she wasn't hurt, but this showed me how fast you can lose someone you love, with so many things untold, unfinished. So this poem is dedicated to her.

Aside from this, I tested another rhyme form...will have to practise, I guess, and it was written- how could it be otherwise- at school.

How Long

© Lexa 06/03

To M. with love

How long does it take

To lose someone

How quick can you break

When they're forever gone

How long does it take for you to see

What a decision to make

How long till you see

What you better had seen

When it's too late to be

What you better had been

When you see you have failed them

From your guilt you can't flee