Abandoned: The Daily Prompt


the goodbyes 
well….. they come 
like clockwork
always with tears
and that dull familiar ache 
that seeps into my bones
as I contemplate 
another 28 days alone
a half-hearted 
kind of loneliness
settles upon me
where I am resigned
to the tyranny of distance
punctuated by brief
whirlwind visits
packed with emotion