The way they leave
About who they are
This is true.
I do not know who said it, but it is true.
It is, however, incomplete.
Did they ghost you and fade away? Was there a simple text declaring in a cowardly way that they were now breaking your heart? Was it in person? Were they crying before you realized what was happening? Was it clear that this was forever? Did they hate that they were going away? Are they promising to come back?
So if leaving tells you everything…
What about their arrival?
Do they ride in slinging fist fulls of cheer when you need it the most?
Are they suddenly hatching schemes to slay your demons for you?
Is the night suddenly fading with the sunrise they carry with them?
Are they a relentless hurricane pounding at your lonesome shores?
Can you feel they are picking up your pieces, making you whole again and ensuring you are stronger than ever?
Do you feel that you needed them before you ever knew they existed?
Are they the light on the door guiding you home through the storm?
Can you feel how they don’t want anything other than to see you rise up from your grave to take life by the throat?
What does their arrival tell you?