Monday, March 3, 2014

Really, how hard can it be to say goodbye?

Really, how hard can it be to say goodbye?

I've lived in more places in my life
than I can stick up fingers for.

I've flown across continents
and driven across states
to move my life 
again and again.

I've gotten enough phone calls
Telling me someone's no more.

I've written too many drafts
I have not sent.
I've got too many things
I have not said.

I've packed more suitcases
than I have clothes to fill in.

I've been at too many 
of my own farewell parties
and drunk too many 
of my own farewell drinks.

I've closed more doors in my life
than homes I've lived in.

I've made a lot of promises
to keep in touch, stay connected,
reach out, Skype, FaceTime, email,
that I have not kept.

And still, I don't know how to say goodbye to you.
I think it's time though-
That much I know to be true.
It's time to say goodbye to you.

So here goes-
Here's my attempt to close this door,
zip this suitcase shut,
keep this promise - 
or rather come to terms with a broken one - 
send this draft and move to my next state.

How hard can it be?
Really?




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