I walk past the next door neighbour in the park
but she doesn’t really want to talk nobody does anymore.
I get a bit closer to her and ask how she is doing.
She looks very worried as she pushes her young son into the sky on the swing.
We chat for a bit
and as I walk away her son says goodbye and I say goodbye to him.
Only the next day do I think it is safer to say see you later now
goodbye really could mean goodbye forever.
~ Marc Carver