How to resign

If it is going to be me without you,

the meagre possibilities left me instead

I will exhaust

making sure

the world knows

the size

the magic

of that which I have lost

whilst its arms

seem loose and wide enough

to embrace you still

look after you

keep you a little longer

however far away

you might end up from me.

The world


and will

be made fully aware

of what it, at least for now, has been given


to care for.


With this poem,

I try to jerk its elbows

to attention,

and say goodbye to you.

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