The gate through which I entered
And became a part of your family.
Now my path lies away,
Away from this gate, away
To a different valley.
“I remember entering beneath you,
And foraging a new life.
It was in 2008, as I recall.
Now, five years hence, you are
The only witness to my departure,
The others just aren’t here.”
The very people I welcomed
Have forsaken me, and I am here,Alone, bidding farewell to the gate.