May 27

realizations of forever

soon,
we’ll be on our own.

voices drifting with the wind
a thousand songs
and a thousand more.
the simple sadness
of the final notes
lingering on the breeze long after we’ve gone.

if we were ever meant to fly
our feet would not settle for the ground.

we've always longed for comfort.

we knew forever
only meant 'for a moment'

they told us the city was ours.
the sturdiness of its hands touching our own
assuring our arrival back some day.

we’re only human.
lilacs in the spring didn’t ask
to slip away
so soon.
the way the world works
has always been a mysterious
phenomenon.

memories whisper in our ears.
ghosts.

set us free.
don't let me go so soon.

maybe we’re not ready.

don’t learn from our broken words.
they reflect nothing
except the wall we’ve built to hide behind.

we’re afraid of honesty
being afraid is too slow for the rushing
of the world that forgets to pay attention.

we’re more then we imagined.
the clocks never worked.
time isn't how we choose it.
it paces itself.
unlike us,
it understands. 

the dandelions
floating on the green sea
bigger then we ever could have been.
the stars spattering the sky
the moon balancing on the pines
the faces
the wonders
the memories
and the things we'll never have again. 

there’s a reason we stopped in to say hello.
if we fall
we’ll all go together.

thank you for teaching us
how to say

goodbye.