Tagged: farewell

we can call it an

we can call it an
accident – the way
we prepare
to distance
ourselves, the good-
bye before
the farewell, the
parting before
the departure.
somehow, we
uncover more
layers than
anticipated, and bodies
begin to invent
excuses
where none were
required before
.
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as though an after-

as though an after-
thought, you arrived an hour
ahead of schedule

as i prepare for my own
flight, a lonely departure
.
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at the entrance that is also

at the entrance that is also
an exit, we pile on
the well wishes
folding
and unfolding
like a time-
lapsed magnolia
confiding
to a breeze
.
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they put you through

they put you through
the incinerator so
fast yesterday
those who were still
standing felt a gusty
sigh
between their fingers
as they reached
out to cleave to that
last goodbye

and you were
that final,
dead knot
at the end of a string
of beads, burnt,
hardened,
securing us
so that we may
never again
come so undone
.
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these things appear

(for c)

these things appear
to be
so harmless –

a familiar hand
on a slip of paper

a trail of messages
scattered like crumbs

tethered letters
waiting to be proofed

no one to say
goodnight
to
.
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