This is where we (are supposed to ) say goodbye 



She was looking at the ground,  kicking some rocks, 

trying, in mumbled words, to give me something like



but, in her effort to say something, 

talked in a circle and

 didn't really get there


which was still better than me

who made no attempt to speak at all 



This is where we (are meant to ) say goodbye

but instead said                                                                    nothing 

not a single word


Until one of us (she) finally had the guts to walk