As He Fades Away

I watch unwillingly,
as he fades away.

Knowing what to expect,
I wait be his side.

Standing in a pond of my tears,
as he fades away.

My partner has no tears,
but is sad on the inside.

He says his last words,
as he fades away.

Stay gold,
are his last words to me that day.

Then he fades away,
on his flattened pillow.

I sob,
but I think.

He is rested,
finally.