Long drawn out goodbyes
saying goodbye 1000 times
as time bleeds away and only the air between us can cauterize
this wound, this latest goodbye
like a blindfold ripped from the doomed
and we see the bullet coming right between our eyes.
Unless we take our placebos as promises
to keep in touch, though, we’ll never touch again
as lovers or as friends
sending cyber kisses
like watching theater on tv
without watching the end.