Goodbyes

Here at the time 

of swift goodbyes 

there is the loss

not yet actual

but fully felt in

this brief moment

before separation.

 

Hugs held long are 

the sign and the 

connection, with 

tears captured quietly

in red puffed eyes

and long looks 

through liquid lens

that see the final wave

and the longing

that’s close to pain.

 

5/6/2019