By Sashily Kling
how do I say goodbye to a man I hardly knew?
regret tastes funny on my tongue
reaching out with a child’s wish
expecting phone calls that never came conversations to standstills generation gap unfulfilled
new no-name brand sneakers every winter
short visits every summer
our migrations miss each other’s voyages south
you to Miami
me to Puerto Rico
did you plan it?
purposefully pushing me away
complaining that you never see me
doing absolutely nothing to change
spring sprung anew
another year without
another memory we didn’t make
ten years have passed
meeting your great grandson
for the very first time
stuck in a hospital bed
wires and cables connected
a freakish sideshow Pinocchio
a memory made
How do I say goodbye to a man I hardly knew?
I’m not sure
but it hurts
Sashily Kling loves to write, take photos and create art. She has travelled extensively and now blogs about her adventures in Hawaii here: pr-island-girl.blogspot.com.
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