When do we say goodbye

heart beating strong and weak

heart pounding . . why?

asking pondering

how do we say goodbye?

will i be ready?

are they ready?

heart pounding . . why?

crying aching

do we say goodbye?

please dont go!

please! oh, please, stay!

heart pounding. . why?

begging shouting

why do we say goodbye?

the pain i see in your eyes

though i hear nothing

heart pounding . . why?

hugging accepting

who do we say goodbye?

do i give-up now?

or . .do i continue to fight?

heart pounding . .why?

where do we say goodbye?

is this the place?

is this the time?

heart pounding. . why?