I walk through the day
as though I am sentenced to death,
steady steps taken to hide
my trembling body
and my head held high to mask
the sorrow in my eyes.
If you keep your word,
it will be tonight
and it will be the last night
where our words will sadly play together -
slam of the door,
the last chapter closed,
no more ink in the pen,
and the silence of the end of a relationship.
We will linger until we forget
that we were ever in each other's lives.
I am not strong enough to say goodbye
and I am too stubborn to forget.
(scribbled in late 2010/early 2011)