Did you feel it when your life left you? Your hands gripping sheets, release. Did you run towards the light? I never said goodbye. I’ll never forget the moment I heard. My bones broke. My stomach hurt. My eyes held back tears as I collapsed into my best friend’s arms. Do you remember playing in the yard? You looked at me and said, “promise me you’ll be a good boy, Eric, promise me.” Did I live up to your expectations? I felt the currents wash over me pulling me under to drown with the thoughts in my head. So here we are at a crossroad. Both of us looking forward. Maybe I’ll catch your eye just in time for you to see your hand no longer clenched in mine. Is this goodbye? I’ll miss you.