when I am gone
will I be remembered as a lip print
on a bathroom mirror?
will I be remembered as a fairytale
or just a nice person?
will I have left my mark
or will I just be forgotten?

when I am gone
will people have a party
will they be throwing a fiesta at my death
or a siesta in mourning?

will I have made a difference
or was my life chalk on the ground,
washed away by rain and tears
nice for the time,
but nothing permanent to hold

when I am gone will I be remembered
or will I be a cloud
a pretty thing to look at
but nothing that speaks loud
to hearts, thoughts, and minds

when I am gone
will I be remembered
or will I just be ashes
causing ripples in a stream
a love died, gone, forgotten
left alone in heaven's seat?