Based on a line written by Carlos Fuentes.
Some people die so we can love them more Than we would love them if they were alive-- Death coffins up the flaws life can’t ignore, Loss weeds the bad to help the good survive; Grief bleaches every stain, every disgrace; Time blizzards biting edges into curves Until in death we happily embrace Somebody who in life got on our nerves, Like you, my brother. Every time we met, God, how I bit my tongue and rolled my eyes. But now your death embraced by my regret Blinds me to what in life I did despise-- And though your faults I never once forgave, I’ll keep your best alive beyond the grave.
Copyright 2011 Matthew J Wells