Love Against Nothingness

We know, my love, that our lives are brief,
That the longest day must pass to an end,
So we forget that life can be so sweet.

We draw the curtains on morning's relief,
With sunlight marking the naked bed,
By which we know, my love, that our lives are brief.

We measure distant love in texts and time, chiefly
To verify the love that we possess to send,
But we forget that life can be so sweet.

Yes, the morning sun is glorious when sheathed
Within another new beginning, which bends
Our knowledge, my love, that our lives are brief.

Our lives are sandwiched 'twixt darkness, and belief
In a beyond, seems engineered to defend
Why we forget that life can be so sweet.

You and I embrace nothingess in good health,
So may we march towards death in love and not pretend
That we don't know, my love, that our lives are brief.
And not forget that life can be so sweet.