Saying Goodbye

"Saying Goodbye" is the second song of Tom Cipullo's song cycle How to Get Heat Without Fire, which sets the poetry of Marilyn Kallet.

Date: 2000Composer: Tom CipulloText: Marilyn KalletSong Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

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Saying Goodbye
by Marilyn Kallet

We embraced, there in the parking lot
of the ordinary.
How could I know your arms were arguing last things?
Your cheek in my hair.
For a moment I pressed against you. Goodbyes can be vast.
In a breath, we traded lives. I didn’t know
you were a cliff I had reached the edge of.
Your touch echoed.
I simply followed it like song.

Sheet Music

How to Get Heat Without Fire

Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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