So, this is how
it’s going to be
and we always knew
it would hurt
when it ends
no matter
how it ends,
so there’s nothing
to blame,
no on one to hold
for the pain.
Just let it hurt then.
Nobody said
we can’t cry about it.
Let us go
our separate ways
and get busy
putting gauze on
our heart’s wounds
because that’s what
we’re supposed to do,
that’s what
naturally follows,
when nothing else