He said Goodbye

He said goodbye

At first it was slow

Like the melancholy

Of a summer afternoon

Coming to a close



He said goodbye

This time like the storm

Thunder cracking in the sky

As he cried to let him go

But we held on



He said goodbye

This time like the tide

He ebbed

Receding into the dark

The waves lapping at our feet

Until they weren’t.



He said goodbye

Leaving behind saltwater in the sand

Pulling at our feet

As if to give us

One final embrace



And I could almost hear him

In the sound of distant waves

As he said





-Copyright: Jennifer K Fuka 2019

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