Kisses to the Wind

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.