I bid adieu
To the friend I once knew
With a swift “Adios!”
And a glamorous toast.
I’ll wave and say “ciao”
Without knowing how
To say our final goodbye
Without a good cry.
So let’s make this fast
Held with memories that last
And say our concluding farewell
Before my eyes begin to swell.
“It’s so good to see you-
You look great!
More importantly, you look happy.”
You agree with a suspicious and silent nod
But a smile turns up the corners of your mouth
As you take a sip from your coffee
And the desirous heat from your mug
Accentuates your blushing cheeks
Instead of hiding them.
You take an exaggerated sigh in preparation
Then begin to tell me your latest story.