Adieu, but not forever

The wave on the stairs

was no final farewell,

but a resounding adieu

repeating we will meet again.

Glimpsing your fading eyes

a distance away now

still pronouncing their beautiful hue

and glistening under a single tear

mirroring the evening dew.

4 thoughts on “Adieu, but not forever

  1. this is lovely Jon. I have a habit of changing words when I read poems to see how they alter the overall feel of the piece. I swapped ‘evening’ for ‘morning’ which seemed to hint at the departing character having stayed overnight with all that that might imply. Anyway, I’m up early so my brain is probably just a little overactive 🙂 All the best, Col.


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