Another goodbye

Your soft blonde hair tickles my shoulder

As you get up to leave

Rising so early has become second nature

We have nowhere to go, not for hours

so you smile and return to my side

Our time is spent with quiet jokes and coffee

Yoga poses and talk about skating

That smile…

It’s the first time in so long

that we haven’t hated each other

Hate is all we see sometimes

When I see you

and you see me

We fill a void

and empty place

where there was once a heart

Maybe even love


but not that remains is an empty shell

and the pending arrival

Of another goodbye…