The endless life (a poem)

Inspired by the movie The Age of Adeline.

Another day without change
as the world transforms itself around me
and disappears, a little bit every day

The maintenance of secrets
is a full-time job
a lifetime occupation

So is the letting go

Each time I choose to pull away
adds another layer, another scar
another unfinished chapter

Every longing look goes unanswered
the comet bearing her name never returns
I spend that lifetime wondering

what would happen if I stopped running away

(3 September 2016)