Daniel Jaffke

Memorial for Daniel P. Jaffke, a son, brother, and friend.



I don’t shut my door all the way

In turn I hope the morning will bring
A better fight and a turn of slights
Curse the dark with rays that ring

I don’t shut my mouth by the way

And I’d rather take that to my grave
So my words flow straight and slow
Into the ears of a dumb escape

I don’t shut down at night the same

While attempting to dream up a sky
Where the sun gives into night
Well within my defied twilight

Daniel Jaffke
9/18/1983 - 1/31/2014