Chiang Yomei

Goodbye Song

What do you say
when someone’s gone forever
You wish you had words
but you don’t.
Staring into the silent gaps
you realise
to your horror
that grief has no map

What do you do
when you understand
that you will forget in time,
that your beloved
will be nothing
but a faint shadow,
a dream, perhaps –

Where do you go
when all the tears have dried?
You can only go home.