So Far Beyond Caring

To be sure,

It was more than
Physical distance
Separating us…

It was,

In fact,

All the more damning

As the emotional distance
Opened between us

Spanning more than miles…

Spanning two lives,

Once loving,

Now separate,
Now wayward.

How did our journeys diverge?

How did our end-states veer
From something together…

To somewhere so divorced?

And now,

What remains?

Me…

Your baggage,
Intentionally left on the platform
As your first class carriage,
Rolled to another life,

Somewhere so much better,
Without me.

Somewhere so much clearer,
Without me.

Somewhere so much happier,
Without me.

Somewhere
So far away…

So far away…

And so far beyond caring.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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25 thoughts on “So Far Beyond Caring

  1. Profound and so true, how two lives separated diverges…great work!

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    1. Thank you Tanya!! Really appreciate it!

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      1. Thanks Tanya!!! I’ll send you a pic via email to document how you’ve inspired me!

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      2. Your welcome Bill, I’m glad too that I could inspire anyone, it doesn’t happen very often😉

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      3. Well… you’ve inspired me!!

        😊

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      4. You did a great job, ill send you lentil soup and afterwards saffron chicken, but you must pen a poem on food 🙂 take care

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      5. That’s a deal!!

        I’ll post that tomorrow afternoon!!

        😊

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    1. Thank you Suzanne!! I don’t take a lot of pleasure in writing negative pieces, but I feel like I need to do so to balance things out. 😊

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      1. They are real moments after all and give the loving ones all the more beauty. 😊

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      2. So kind of you! Thank you for the affirmation!! 😊

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      3. My joy! Have a wonderful evening!

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      4. Same to you Suzanne!! 😊😊😊!!!

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  2. the metaphors were very descriptive of a process of someone really leaving for good. we do need a balance of emotions to be grateful of what we have don’t we. good writing even in sadness Bill, well done.

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    1. Thanks Gina!! Yes…we need to be thankful for the good and bad.

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    1. So glad it touched you! Thank you!!

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  3. This is, again, so moving and, at the same time, so beautiful xx

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    1. Thank you!! Really appreciate it!! 😊

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  4. Wow! This is super interesting!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment!!!

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  5. Bill, this is so good. I love the image of her leaving her baggage behind on the platform; very powerful feeling of emptiness and yet such weight and then so much loneliness. Beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I very much appreciate your interest and comments!!

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