Leaving

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Leaving

We’ve stupid strong noses
from holding back sneezes
and stifling tears
How silly we sound
saying “sorry” for making a scene
when all we’ve ever longed for
was meaning
Leaving home for the very first time
walking out for the last
these are the long hug moments
when your tears reassure me
that part of you will be empty
because I matter
These are the slowly turning moments
when we finally find
we don’t have to wait
’til it’s just like the movies,
’cause the movies dream of being this
Actors envision
and writers recall
their first real leaving
when they found they’d been living
the tale they’d been seeking
and let the tears come and go freely.

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