soldier-embracing-his-girlfriend-while-saying-goodbye-in-pennsylvania-station-before-returning-to-duty-after-a-brief-furlough-1944Saying goodbye
crowd swallowing
the lump in my throat
struggling out of water
deafened by sound
a hundred petty minds
not you
you are gone
where you stood
a mother profers bottle
appeasing screaming child
how honest the outraged cry
if I could
i’d join in
open my mouth as wide
let the void emerge
a hole cut out of hope
where did you go?
one moment you are straining in crowds
searching for last goodbye

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