A Goodbye Letter

Nov 30, 2010

Dear Jim,

It had been so long and here we are once again.

Your eyes are the same; they are kind and deeply soulful but are sad, tired and reflect an injured heart.
You have been through a lot and had not much luck in love over the years; I wish that could have been different for you.

Your lips are the same; they are reserved and elusive but remain hypnotic.
Your talk is small but still wonderfully comforting to hear. It’s been so long since I’ve heard it.

Your hands are the same; they are soft and caring but have matured.
You hold your daughter with love and unwavering affection that is both endearing and admirable.

Your life is different; it is complex and multifaceted, but I can find the simplicity through the chaos.
Looking towards the future and being hopeful for what is yet to come.

Our lives have gone in different directions but in a parallel universe, sporadically converging.
We are now worlds apart and have lived 2 lifetimes since the last we met.

Distracted conversation, a shared focaccia and a milkshake... and then goodbye.

Still, a shag would have been poetically superb.


  1. SJ said...:

    I had goosebumps reading that until the last paragraph and I laughed so much I nearly fell off my chair :)

  1. KD said...:

    Oh my dear, you do know how to make me laugh...touching, intimate, beautiful...with just a touch of raunch...love it!

  1. Lady Estrogen said...:

    Thanks ladies! I can only be serious for so long and then I have to laugh at myself.

  1. crazyladyx5 said...:

    That gave me chills in such a good way! I recently met up with my boyfriend from high school after TWENTY YEARS!! We are friends again, but that is all. We lead different lives and they are perfect for each of us.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    beautifully written. I'm surprised at how many of these posts I can relate to. thx lady estrogen for taking me down memory lane :)


  1. Rachel Hoyt said...:

    Hehe. Nice ending! I love that your post was so serious and touching, with a BANG at the end. :)

    Rhyme Me a Smile

  1. Mary said...:

    This put shivers down my spine and a tear in my eye...until I got to the end of course:)
    Great post!

  1. A Farmer's Wife said...:

    Nothing like a twist in the tail....

    Hi from The Fibro.

  1. Rachel Faith said...:

    Talk about finishing with a bang. Or a whimper?

    Popped over from the Weekend Rewind :)

  1. Diminishing Lucy said...:

    I am giggling - I could've written the exact same post about an ex called Jonno.... especially the last line...

    (I realise it is a mark of my middle age that I can no longer enjoy a nostalgic shag with my ex's - there are always too many children around...this has possibly saved grace and ego a few times - of course, HE DOES STILL WANT ME - circumstances now just prevent...)

    (Visiting from the Fibro.)


  1. Seana Smith said...:

    Funny ending... it's uch a temptation to cyberstalk those exes... and doesn't always have to be resisted!

  1. Love it! Much better to end with a bang, not a whimper.

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

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