Written by: Alexandra Goh
I see her standing in front of the mirror
combing her long straight hair,
And I am hardly able to believe
that the day has finally come.
I see her packing her belongings
with her suitcase wide open,
Piles of clothes stacked neatly inside
along with her favourite teddy bear.
I see old polaroids aligning her bedroom walls,
And dusty photo frames lined up along the shelves,
All bearing cherished moments,
Now a distant memory.
I see her walking towards the bus station,
dragging her heavy suitcase along.
She turns back around slowly,
Eyes brimming with tears.
I see her run towards my outstretched arms,
And I hold her tightly, never wanting to let go.
But deep down inside I knew I eventually had to,
And so I did.
I see the silhouette of her bus growing smaller and smaller
As it drives into the far-off distance.
A tear trails down my cheek,
And I finally wave goodbye to my little girl.