Without a soul, it is impossible to exist.
In a reality where life and death create balance,
it's only natural for a soul to persist.
It's the first time someone's asked for absence.
Her eyes looked at him without fear,
unlike every other soul who's traveled here,
but it's because she no longer wished
for a life when she knew she wouldn't be missed.
Life and Death are fair, they do not show favorites,
so he sent her back to earth wearing her mortal bracelet.
He watched and waited for her, viewing her growth
until she returned to him, her and Life both.
"Death, she has requested to be erased," said Life,
and with a shake of his head, he turned off the light.
He closed his doors so he couldn't be bothered
by some miserable girl who wore Pity's collar.
Because of his seclusion, many souls were led astray,
and Life visited him often to express their dismay.
"You must deal with the girl," said Life, turning away.
"You must be a fool," said Death, in hope of delay.