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A Final Goodbye

A Final Goodbye

written by: Arlene Antoinette


she’s pulling away from him, his
imminent passing causing her to
prematurely run from death. his
fate a kind of soothsayer of her
own ending.

sometimes, she forces herself
to forget the good times; promises
spoken over the years can’t be kept
from the grave.

nightly, she holds his hand in hers
as he closes his eyes. she says good-
night through tears, silent sobs,
and a kiss. Their kisses used to mean
I love you, but now they echo, forgive
me, I have to let you go.

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