It was fun knowing you.
Part of me will miss you.
But part of me left you long ago
and so our parting is bittersweet.
I remember catching fireflies
And eating candy after church.
I was so proud of my first crocheted chain
And my Silly Band collection
And my first two paperbacks.
Legally, I have two years' experience with you.
I have a job, a diploma, and a paid-off car
But I don't know if I should tip at the deli
Or what to say to a dead man's wife.
It doesn't matter what I've done.
After two decades, I feel I should have done more.
Moved out. Kissed a boy. Worked a nine-to-five.
But no matter what God has in store for me
It's been a good run so far.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.