the time has come to take my leave, you say. 
and for a moment i want to follow.
instead i stop myself so i can watch
the foamy water churn around your feet
again and again while you look at me
and tell me you are leaving.  my toes dig
at the sand and i know.  and how dare you
tell me to calm down. how could i be calm.  
when everything is changing. can't you smell 
it. I can feel it with every leaf that 
crashes to the ground.  and you're gone with a 
sad smile and a swirl of expectations.

so I guess i?ll see you when I see you
maybe we?ll run into each other in
D.C. i can only wonder how you 
intend to save the world when you?ve lost me.