Can you stay a little longer?

Till my hands attune to the absence of yours.

Hug me tight for one last time,

so my skin can feel the warmth it will soon mourn.

Can you kiss me like we used to?

Until my lips forget how to read the void between yours.

Hold close and whisper all the things left unsaid,

while I refuse to hear the goodbye still untold.

Can you look back before you vanish?

Pause for a moment, smile and fade away.

Let me then keep it forever close,

to remind myself that even I was once so dearly loved.