The Pain of Goodbye

Image by John Fenwick

There was that awful moment
when my heart finally understood,
I’d never see you again. 
Not in this life.
The breaking, overwhelming. 
The goodbye, forever. 
The shattering, excruciating.
The absence, so agonizingly complete.

Nothing can ever prepare you
for the goodbye you never thought
you’d have to say. 
For the loss you never thought 
you’d have to feel.
For the emptiness you never thought
you’d come to know so well.

Missing someone you know you’ll never
see again is the worst kind of heartache.


© 2019 Jennifer N. Fenwick 
@mothjournal14

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