i said i would wait for you
but I guess i waited too long
we met in the park, like it was
our first time.
"it's been so long," you say, smiling.
i've forgotten that smile.
it's been too long.
i nod, smiling and reply, "yes, it has."
"how've you been?"
"good and bad"
"bad?" he asks, raising an eyebrow.
of course, he wouldn't know
"bad," you repeat, letting your eyes wander across the sky.
your eyes focus on the withered leaf on a tattered tree,
waiting to fall from its branch,
waiting for its time to go,
waiting to let go.
"i'm sorry" he whispers.
your eyes do not move from the leaf,
but you continue to watch the leaves wave in the wind
saying their last goodbyes to one another
as they fly away in the wind, never
to see each other ever again.