Retirement requires a
goodbye, Entailing a sudden separation. The wound is often deeper than the why: In truth, an unexpected revelation. Ravenous the passage of the years Even as we spend the days together, Meaning more than we can tell with tears, Each entangled in the constant other. Now you must go, and we remain behind;* Ties so strong will not so soon unbind.
*This line can also read: "Now I must go, and
you remain behind;".