I saw the sunrise through my fingers
Watched the pink fade into gray
I saw the stars—
so small,
so fragile
Watched them spark and die away.

I saw the sunrise through my fingers
Watched the light embrace the earth
I felt the wind—
so light,
so calm

Watched it greet the new day's birth.

I saw the sunrise through my fingers
Watched the clouds go swimming by
I heard the noise—
so close,
so far

Watched the bomb fall from the sky.

I saw the sunrise through my fingers
Watched the world come to a stop
I saw the stars—
so small,
so fragile

And I watched every last one drop.