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The End

Posted by:
Autumn Leaf
November 30, 2020

The End

I love closure,

but I can’t seem to find that same mindset for the ending of other things

I feel an overwhelming sense of dread when things are approaching an end.

Often times the most prevalent emotion evoked in me is sadness

This is so because this specific thing brought me so much joy and wonder when first introduced

to me anew,

and now,

all that’s left is a downhearted display of loneliness.

I’m terrible at goodbyes.

I cry a river that drowns my sorrows into the deepest crevices of my soul

I lose my vision in the ideas of the past I once loved,

forging a blurry path towards the future where I must be.

I phone a friend to save me from this blue universe I must escape

the two of us,

hand in hand

rejoice in the ends,

as it shows gratitude for that which we so deeply cared for

as they often say, all good things must come to an end

a show

an article of clothing

a relationship

or even a life

just as things start,

the same side of the coin ends it

as I continue to learn to grow comfort with the final products of things,

we, myself included, have to see that endings and closures are synonymous,

so whether we feel; sadness, anger, or even happiness over something ending,

it will live on forever in our memory,

until we grow old and our memory fades away,

then our curtain call is upon us.

This piece is about coming to terms with the ending of whatever you so profoundly wanted to last for eternity. All good things must come to an end. It is an old saying but a wise one, it reminds us to constantly move forward while replenishing ourselves with the old joy we once owned.

Luis Reyes

Alger Scholar

Biology & Environmental Science