A Farewell

"I'm so sorry. I should have guessed that they would respond so harshly."

"I tried to tell you; but there was nothing to be done, in any case. You were right that we could not carry on like this forever."

"Is that all, then? Do we go our separate ways now, and look very forcefully the other way when we pass one another in the street, and erase all thought of the other from ourselves?"

"Never from our hearts, though we must abide by what has been decided. Unless..."

"Leave the country? You can't be serious."

"Why not? Is what's chaining us here so worth keeping?"



A Complex Statue