OBITUARY I wrote your obituary today. I told the truth But not the whole truth. I wrote the truth that we all tell each other and others and post on Facebook walls and in Newspapers I didn’t write the truth we keep in our hearts. I didn’t write about the battles we fought together and alone. I didn’t write about the secrets we kept from others and from ourselves. I didn’t write about the truths we humans don’t want others to know. I wrote about your accomplishments I wrote about the love others had for you I wrote about the public face we all show the world. But, I didn’t write about your incandescent eyes I didn’t write about your caring soul I didn’t write about the wry tilt of your head When I was being ridiculous. I didn’t write about the words we spoke in the night. I didn’t write the truths we admitted to each other in the early morning light. I didn’t write about our sins, our faults, or our failings. I didn’t write about the daily struggles we faced in a world consumed by desire and evil. I wanted to write about the heartache of a string of days without you. I wanted to express the pain of loss I wanted to tell the world that you were the best person I ever knew. I only told them what they wanted to hear.