If this was the chapter’s end–
No goodbyes, tears, or sighs–
To forewarn what was on the next page,
Would I be able to flip these papers over without you?
Would I be able to write the next sentence on my own?
Would I draft a better informed thesis —
Having learned from what I failed to do before?
Or would I etch regret into the papyrus,
Writing and rewriting all the words
That never made it onto the old page?
–Written by Sandy Heights