Footprints in the sand

  
As I woke up this morning, I learnt
My mum had lost her best friend, 
As I woke up this morning, I learnt
My best friend had lost her mum.  

As I got through the morning, I felt
That the world is like a stretch of sand
Friends, family, jobs and me 
We’ll all just leave our footprints behind. 

Through the day, in bursts and flashes, 
My childhood threatened to flood my eyes 
I typed some emails and made some calls, 
But the void wasn’t something I could disguise. 

As I walk home this evening, 
My heart feels heavy as my eyes swell 
As I walk home this evening, 
I have one less person wishing me well