From "A Thousand Years" (Butterfly Effect)

People are constantly disappearing: some suddenly like lightning, others less dramatically like thunder. But like you, most are more like the morning mist lifting. They are there for a while, then they are not.

And in the end, it matters little how they left . . . what remains is that we are still alone.

           until your hat
           faded into a butterfly
           I yearned for you

Marco Fraticelli & Chiyo-ni

Each entry in A Thousand Years contains a haiku written by the 18th century poet Chiyo-ni and imagined letter to her former lover. Translations and inventions by Marco Fraticelli.