goodbye lover

goodbye lover

it was fun while it lasted

for a second there I actually thought

we had become more than just

short breaths and desperate hands

 

goodbye lover

I guess these things don’t last but

I hear neither does the pain

we stayed shallow enough to choose

when to be done paddling and stand,

move on without an excuse,

walk away in search of new currents and hands

 

 

goodbye lover

I never wanted for it to be me

the one to say I can’t give

but hand her heart away again

 

anyway

 

today I’m here to say goodbye to you, lover

even though words were never spoken

I released you with kindness and

a little sadness for the lost magic

that we could’ve been

I wrote all the things I didn’t say then burned them,

my heart towering over the dying flame until the ash scattered in the wind.

I saw all my words ablaze,

and then gone

and thought how funny!

that’s just what happened to us.

 

 

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