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Christine Betts

United States

YO

Meditation on a Goodbye

May 15, 2015

PROMPT: Open Prompt

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I held the door open,

ready to leave.

Ciao, Profe

Hasta... erm

Hasta Siempre, she said.

Hasta Siempre.

 

Hasta Luego

Meaning See You Later

 

Hasta Pronto

Meaning See You Soon

 

Hasta Mañana

Meaning See You Tomorrow

 

But Hasta Tarde

Meaning See You... Indefinitely

 

On the drive home I rolled

the words around my mouth

like a jawbreaker.

Hasta Siempre

Hasta

Siempre

Hasta, until, up, even, to

Siempre, always, forever

 

I think my favorite translation

the one that doesn't make me so darn sad

the one that has a comfort in its possibilities

Hasta Siempre

Until Always

See You Always

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