A Final Goodbye

Cool autumn day spent

Sun setting

Sick with regret.

Disintegrating will

In overwhelming quiet


Departure inevitable

Pressing together

Embracing the future, skeptical

Baby steps he told me.

We’d be okay.


Transcending to a disillusioned reality

The thick lies dispelled from my eyes

Wide open lakes

Running muddy rivers down my face


He yearned for escape

An excuse to give up

He wanted to be free of me—

I reduced to a phantom,

A murky ghost of a girl

Who clung as shadow


Regret ingrained

From memories replayed

It sinks into me

Ink in skin


Weakness reminisced


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