i’ve never met a goodbye,

just so many bad ones.

You were the first.

someone left life’s window open

and You vanished like smoke.

no one told me You were burning,

maybe they thought i couldn’t understand,

or maybe they were too weak.

nobody told me,

“say goodbye to your Sister.

this will be your only chance.”

so we got ice cream, instead.


by the time i was finished,

so were You.

that was a badbye.

they stick in one’s throat,


i kept the bad with me for a very,


long time.

and now,

i occupy the furthest reach of bad,

where the only step which remains

is my own badbye.



i won’t leave Them that way,


whom you never had a chance to meet,

i bet They’d Love You.

and since i know so well

what the bad can do

to a child,

i must retire this bleakness,

i must try.

and so i begin

with my first good farewell.


to my friend,


whom i miss very much.

i hope

that when i have accepted Yours,

i can begin to accept the others,

and that i might someday wield the strength

to offer my own.



I Love You.

Goodbye, Amanda.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s