zai jian

by Marocharim

today you’ll fly across the sky
with snow and tears falling on your shoulders
may good fortune meet you where you go
for the moment, let me say, “zai jian.”

i hope one day that you’ll swing by
and our arms will be ’round your shoulders
to hear your tale, to ask you: please don’t go
and the many ways we say, “zai jian.”

the time has come to say goodbye
the weight of your soul on your shoulders
if not places, then off to those dreams you shall go
until we meet again; but for now, “zai jian.”