Might Not Return

She spoke of her fears of how he might not return.
I consoled her that we all face the same problem,
that our loved ones might not return due to many reasons.

Even if they do not walk out on us,
they might die suddenly in a mishap,
like her, like me, like anyone else.

Even if he returns,
it is not forever,
as death will do them apart one day.

Clinging does not mean we can hold on.
Not clinging does not mean not loving.
Just treasure the beloved while they are here, and let go when it’s time.

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