You can never leave after you say goodbye.
I’m still standing here,
in the inky gloom,
holding onto your last words.
Tiny pinpricks of light-
stars you had called them,
light up the dark of the sky;
but no one can light up the darkness in my heart.
Isn’t this the last farewell;
aren’t you supposed to pull yourself together-
How can you grow new wings so easily,
when yours are broken,
How can you forget me so easily,
leave me here alone,
to swallow the bitter truth?
As I watch you fade into the horizon,
I know I’ll never be able to leave.
You’ll always find me here,
holding onto the shreds of your last goodbye…
-By Lavanya Gupta