a few words, a couple of familiar hugs,
and just like that,
you were gone.

it feels like.. every aspect of my life this year has a time limit – 3 days, 10 days, 9 months – and i am desperately clinging on to what i have, painfully aware that everything is transient, trying to pretend they are not.

today we bid another farewell – one without the splintering pain of the previous.

with that midnight call, the distance between us dissipates. they must have been wondering, at the place of Hellos and Goodbyes, how we reached here.

i think it was that Inevitability, planted since years ago? it finally arrives, but with a twist; we are not where we thought we would be, and we are not who we once were. life pulls us in different directions, and we follow it, bravely putting one foot in front of the other on invisible grounds.

this parting has never been more poignant, and final; our paths may never cross again.

because you see, the next time someone leaves this place, it will be me.


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