The alchemy of grief in building a stronger relationship.
I don’t depart from anger.
I leave not out of hate.
I journeyed from your daily life for change could never wait.
An unknown future guide we follow.
There has never been a set course.
My comfort was delivered from innocent pride.
It paved a road where depression would collide.
I remember your broken tears of shock.
Then you pulled away.
A day I wished never to come.
The day I walked away.
Your mother and I departed.
I moved out of the home.
I carry a memory with me.
In the past, I traveled alone.
The grief our family suffers.
A new chapter we now start.
I dive into a lonely palace.
Answering questions I had never thought.
We meet on certain days.
I see you now with time.
Our bond of love grows deeper.
I hear your words mix with mine.
I have died so many different ways.
Separate was my sign.
I notice you walk beside me now.
Finally finding our spoken lines.
Christopher Madsen ~2021