Sway to the bittersweet ballad

of beautiful things coming to an end.

The melancholy of joy intermixed with sorrow

Parting from a presence that will never leave you

Saying goodbye to yourself

Move to the beat of impermanence,

tears of joy in a static embrace.

The safety of love, the warmth of pain

lodged in your heart

with each beginning and every end.

tuttysan © 2016

Ode to Impermanence. Photo: Sosúa, Dominican Republic