goodbye

this is a verse

to say goodbye

to things that never were

this is a verse 

to say farewell

to water never pure

this is a line to bid adieu

to conditions never true

this is where i

must say goodbye

to who i thought

was you

this is the place

i try to reconcile

naive belief

the rhythmic phrases

telling me

that i should feel

relief

for this is the place

i understand

that those who

want to see

will choose to know

and choose to ask

not believe the worst

of me

so this is the place

i lat it down

MY disappointment in

the ease with which’the world believes

that i am not

a friend 

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2 thoughts on “goodbye

  1. Laurie, your talent is fantastic! I’ve enjoyed so much of what I’ve read here. I can’t wait for chapter 2 of the shoebox book!
    And this poem hits me in some uncomfortable places, which makes it all the better. 🙂

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