Departure

He tossed the crumpled goodbye
carelessly in her lap
and just as the sun dives into the ocean
for the evening dip
he jauntily walked out of her life
crashing the front door loudly
crushing her tender dreams
on the rough, gravel path

looking out of her backdoor
all she could see was sweltering darkness
not a speck of light to guide her
with satin smooth lily hands
she nervously removed the creases
and folded the goodbye neatly
to tuck it between
the synapses of life before and after his arrival
the ache that refused to die
held her spine rigid
the tears that pooled at the corner of her eyes
congealed into clear film over her skin
the frozen half smile coming unstuck
encased her grief forever.

39 thoughts on “Departure

  1. Awww Punam. This is heartbreakingly amazing. That folded up goodbye… and the ending

    “the frozen half smile coming unstuck
encased her grief forever.”

    So evocative, you have captured that immense feeling of loss contained in a goodbye so beautifully ❤️❤️

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    1. My dear Kate, he dare not leave with a careless goodbye! Goodbyes are heartbreaking for both of us.
      This is not about me but your reaction gladdens me because it means I was able to convey the consequences well! Thank you, sis for your concern. 🙂❤️

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  2. with satin smooth lily hands
    she nervously removed the creases
    and folded the goodbye neatly
    to tuck it between
    the synapses of life before and after his arrival

    Ab yeh padhkar hum Kya hi kahe
    Bus,muhabbat ,behad muhabbat❤️❤️❤️

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