It flew away on the breeze,
escaping unnoticed.
A small piece at a time from my heart-
gently, so as not to break me.
When I realized it was leaving
it was already too late.
I don’t know if I’m any more ready
than I was two years ago,
but the cycle of change is in motion
and I have no control.
A sadness fills me for the loss I will know
and this void will be present always.
Life goes on.
Life moves forward without looking back
and without consulting my heart.
I’ll be forever touched and grateful
I will never forget.
Time is taking the bond…
removing the chains.
I’m being set upon my feet and asked to let go.
A new breeze is blowing…quietly at first.
But the inevitable storm is rolling in
and I feel so unprepared.

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