separate ways

// East Austin

we were going separate ways

when we first met

neither one of us with a destination

carrying some vague idea of manifestation

we were good at mourning

the people, places, opportunities

that passed us by

we were great at belated hellos and half-hearted goodbyes

we were in pursuit of the movement

the way she beckoned

was just enough to justify

getting up and going our separate ways

again