I am not ready for this. Everything within me has emptied into want. I want more time. I want to hug you. I want to tell you one more thing. Had I always known you would leave on this exact day, From this place, at this time, I would have been no better prepared. I am no good at goodbyes. As a child waves and waves and waves To loved-ones driving out of sight, Far past the point any human eye can see, I stand gazing at the edge of your departure. My hand, raised in farewell, hovers in the air. I do not think I shall ever put it down. The child blows kisses to the wind, My love follows you forever.