Monday, May 17, 2010

Split Personality

for Benny the Jazz,

life was strung together with a series of "goodbye's".

the faster he said goodbye

the faster he moved to the next goodbye.

each goodbye was more powerful,

more profound than the last.

his life was a demand driven by the next goodbye.

a journey towards the next goodbye

life could offer. instead of goodbye

being the end of something,

it was the beginning driven by all of life's endless goodbyes.

satisfaction was simple:

it came from knowing when it was time to go.

knowing when goodbye had reached its limit:

the ultimate intimacy. goodbye wasn't the end.

it was the beginning,

without which goodbye had no power.

Benny the Jazz left us

with his last goodbye.