I will keep my camera with me
Someday you will see what I’ve seen
I’ve photographed every sunset
Nothing could eclipse the moment
We reunite at the end of our lives and
These reels will show you what you have missed

But it's hard to focus
Even with the best lens
I admit my skills are meager but I
Will be your eyes
You won't miss anything
Cause I’ve kept a list

Of everything that is your favorite
Anything with green betwixt it
Fireworks and pies with pecans
Zoomed in shots of surfaces you wish
You could touch but there's only so much
I can do despite my deepest wishes

There exists no shutter
To contain the wonder
Of the stars at night but ill see to it
That I submit
These constellations
Explaining my one fate

I’m not sure what will
Happen when I have closed my eyes
For the last time but I know that
I will see you once more to keep my promise

So bury me with negatives and
I’ll just use this coffin as my
Darkroom to develop photos
They must be in color so I’ll
Keep out the light or work
Only at night
When they're finished I will say this to you:

I have kept my camera with me
Now I’ll show you all that I’ve seen
Let’s start with my favorite photo
I took it the day you went to
This place without me but I never worried
Because I knew we'd meet again
Say cheese!

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