Ant Smith

The Black Light Engine Room

The 11th Minute of the 11th hour

Don't remember me with silence

As though you regret I gave my life

Don't shuffle in embarrassment

And count the seconds ticking by

Don't think of us as just numbers

You were prepared to pay this price

Don't remember me with silence

Celebrate you are alive

Don't remember me with symbols

As though they could signify

Don't forget the individuals

You set up on your bloody lines

Don't imagine there's a difference

In today's accountants eyes

Don't remember me with symbols

I'm more than the question 'Why'

The beast can not be counted

Such numbers will tell you lies

Life is not an algebra

Unmarked graves are not a sign

Don't remember me with silence

Don't conscript me to that good night

Don't remember me with silence

Celebrate you are alive

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