Destiny Fulfilled

You said
the best way
to fulfill
one’s Destiny
is, sometimes,
to transition
into the next
the next unfolding.
My breath clenched
with your words
my stomach lurched —
I wasn’t ready for you to go.
Silence took the place
where I wanted
there to be more words,
my words.
Yet, there was nothing
I could say,
you had decided.
I nodded
and hugged you

First published on Elephant Journal.