I Must Not Do Anything (Written September 11, 2014)

I Must Not Do Anything


What I want is not to be in this box

Any longer. What I want is a way

To let her go, into whatever life she’s found.


After all these years she’s lost to me,

Perhaps forever. What is most profoundly

Hurtful is not knowing what happened to her,


Where she went that day, why she never came back.

I am waiting for her to come back. I search

For reasons, for answers, and there are none.


What I hope is that she is well, wherever

She is. One day, perhaps, she will phone

Or text me and tell me she loves me. Until then,


I must not do anything to hold her back,

And keep her from living the life she’s chosen.

When she calls, I will write it down, every word.

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