the last goodbye

It’s been a long time in coming.
The first hello was alone — on this same beach. The waves still come into shore like they did almost 20 years ago.
It was fall cool. It was full of hope and promise as the hint of winter came in off the waves, few people coming and going and dolphins jumped with hope.
Today is spring cool. Full of hope and promise of a new beginning. Dolphins break the surface blowing water high for happiness, release of the past.
The crying is over, now is the time for formalities.
A week of sunrises over the distant horizon.
Dolphins leap with the promise of hope.
Seagulls skim across the top of the water searching.