i don't want to say good bye.
it's been a long time coming, three months, nearly four, since the accident
and you've been suffering, we've been suffering
but i've been putting this off, this
"saying goodbye" this, "letting you go"
i can't keep paying the upkeep, the maintenance, on a body so badly damaged
i can't afford to keep you, splintered like you are
for sentimental reasons
my heart couldn't take it, either.