Pomp and Circumstance.
On repeat for an hour, one of the most trying performances of high school.
Dragging on and on forever for another to bask in.
What if pomp and circumstance kept on going after our bodies decomposed?
When the soul gets its diploma
And moves away from the little town they grew up with.
Will it ever grow homesick of the solar system?
Things do not die, but no graduation is the same.
Sometimes we think they go too soon.
But we don’t lose them after a funeral.
They don’t become nonexistent, merely
An Alumnus of Earth.