a final walkthrough

A Final Walkthrough.

Walking through corridors for the final time, 
trailing my fingers down bannisters
and running through a studio,
all for old times’ sake.

The walls of this building have seen many of my memories,
have captured and been present at 
uncountable moments and I leave pieces of my life
 scattered throughout the staircases.

This step started a friendship,
this doorway brought tears.
This corridor saw hurried rushing
and these tables were witness to laughter.

The stairs we all hate,
the loud creaking floor
and the corridor of sunshine
all remain exactly as they have always done.

These walls have been constant,
a never changing piece of an ever changing life
and yet when September rolls around
it will become a different place.

A place without me,
with no ties to follow back to the start.
A place with new shoes following old paths,
a place I no longer know.

This building and the campus it resides in
will continue to exist
even long after I have left,
and yet it won’t. 

Not the way I know it.
it won't exist in the same timeline as my memories anymore,
when I step outside everything will change
and there will be no going back.

The invisible notion of memory will be the only thing to stay,
a sense of presence the only thing to cling to.
The bricks may not change
but this place will.

A sigh, a pause,
a bittersweet smile and
one final glance behind me as
the door swings shut and I take my first steps.


  1. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic! I love the wistful emotion!

  2. This is so cute babe, thank you for sharing! πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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