Goodbye Corralejo

When your heart breaks 
from both sides. 
The leaving and the staying. 
The Goodbye’ing and Hello’ing. 
The coming and the going.

Leaving a hive of memories 
that will be revisited in images 
and recollection of sound, 
night trucks rumbling 
and a drunk stumbling 
on the same road.

Palms blowing in a balmy wind, 
check again, bus ticket, passport, 
Fuck it I always forget something 
but just roll on. Leaving and arriving. 

Striving to inscribe a circle of light 
around a world that is past caring. 
I’m flaring over cold oceans 
and frost laden skies. 
Some more hellos 
but more goodbyes 
and wind tearing life 
from bloodshoot eyes.

Another flight, another ride 
on our journey to the other side 
of life. 
To live and die in one more hello 
and a last goodbye.

-Dave Kavanagh

Leaving Corralejo in an hour. Wrote this while the others pack (I travel light) memories of other arrivals and departures. Home is always a good destination

© Dave Kavanagh @

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