Goodbye seems to imply
good is inherent
good comes first
That the leaving is most important
and therefore good.
Au revoir, the French have it right
Until we see again
because we will see each other again
it’s a small world, after all, says Disney.
who also says
M-I-C – See you real soon!
The Spanish knock leaving
out of the ballpark
“I commend you to God”
– hopefully not the sentiment of
kill them all and let God sort them out
Farewell seems more honest, true
A wish, a hope
that things go well for you
that things may be even better for you
Know that the leaving is not good
the mourning will not be pleasant
But the going is good and best
and I cannot do one
without the other.