It's my very last night in Ikata.
I can hardly feel anything right now-
the fact that I'm leaving in seven and a half hours
a place that has, through good times and bad,
become home to me
is laying heavy on me like a death sentence.
But I know
things will get better,
I'll get used to a new way of life,
and the pain of separation will fade
though my memories will not.
I'll be whole.