Photo:

near Perranporth, Cornwall, England 2011

The long road to goodbye

I’ll always remember you walking down the street when we met

Your face turning to me when we were coming back with firewood

How you kicked your legs in the air after the first time

That kiss at Eleebana, our time at Tembok

Sitting together without words on the beach as the sun set

Your upset when I disappointed, your happiness when I didn’t

The places we went and the places we could have gone

What we did and what is left undone

Our drifts and our connections

Our walks, our talks, our love

So much, and now

Rediscovering memories, living them all again, and letting go

On the long road to goodbye

Copyright 2016 John Williams