When you died,
why didn’t the world stop?
why weren’t the flags at half mast,
why weren’t there news crews
and streets clogged with throngs of mourners?
this isn’t what it’s supposed to be like
when a Hero dies,
there are supposed to be teams
of investigators trying to find out why
and maybe the mayor of New York,
When the ambulance drove away with you though,
what was the driver thinking about?
His girlfriend or his mortgage?
why didn’t the crickets stop singing,
why weren’t bells tolling
and global ceasefires called?
Doesn’t anybody know
that the most important person in all existence
just ceased to exist?
what do I do now
I’m alone and I’m so scared
how can I go on
and does anybody care