Always Leaving by Bradley Hoder

–After “Break My Heart”

Death, breakup, accident, or loss –
someone is always leaving.

My empty heart aches, yearning
for more. Sorrow and blackness,

stabbing sensations so sinister.
I crave connection, closeness, closure.

I’ll see you again someday,
or so they say.

How could they know?
Have they been there before?

Was it a two-way trip,
Trivago, Expedia? Book me one please.

Longing for learning, knowledge, and know-how,
finding only questions and memories.

Lost love – lonely.


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