it's sad to think that you just lie
forgotten
without even a grave to say,
he was once alive.
nothing
remains of one of your homeland's greatest-
nothing but a name
a memory . . .
but no grave.
does that still tie you to this world,
somehow?
i would ask, herr werner, but
i'm afraid that you could not
answer.
so it is our sacred duty
to keep your memory alive
even if you have no earthly remains to be found . . .
but i'm sure that it could not stop
a mighty warrior angel
who fought and died in the heavens-
even if you have no grave.
-because you are within our thoughts-
and i will admit,
herr werner,
Leutnant Voss
that you flew too high for something so
trivial
as no grave
to keep you from soaring further.