I followed a familiar path
and looked for signs of you
even though I wasn't really sure
that I even wanted to find you.
I moved alongside your footprints,
stepped in and out of your shadow,
but I found my way without you,
glancing back only to watch
the sun glow between strands of curls.
And I climbed rocks and
stood tall on boulders,
and not once did I reach for your hand.
I found my way to the edge
Facing this space that holds eternity,
I stretch out my hand to grab onto
I try to whisper to myself,
but the wind steals my words.
and I wait
for this moment to pass.