Your Word for Goodbye

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2019

I don’t want to learn

your word for goodbye.

For endings, for after, for

buried beneath.

I want to keep on writing

the good, the things that

don’t mean you will leave me.

 

I don’t want to learn

your word for again.

I want every moment to just

hang like this,

a cocoon,

its own being,

no front or back

just stay here and stare,

not pretending to be

anything but now.

 

I don’t want to learn

your word for undo.

No regretting the things that

brought me here.

I will remember

every fight

every whisper

every kiss

no matter which clocks are ticking

no mater how tall we stand

 

I will sit here,

I will sing,

I will write your name in the water

when it hurts to learn any new languages.

There are too many words for goodbye.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 8/29/19

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allets's picture

"not pretending to

"not pretending to be/anything but now."  and "... will write your name in the water" - sang a concert 2 me - fine wordsmithery! ~s~


 

 

fuche_bu's picture

stick with ciao.  It means

stick with ciao.  It means hello and goodbye