Nivedita Dubey (1996 - ), is a budding writer from Rangapara, Assam. She did her early schooling in Mathura. The poem “When I set out for Lyonnesse” by Thomas Hardy moved her deeply on one momentous epiphanic day. Since that day, she has never had to look back. For her, writing verse was first a hobby; later it turned into a passion and a vocation. Besides poetry, she is interested in reading books and travelling. Presently she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English literature. “First Goodbye” is an autobiographical piece. The poem makes a foray into the poet’s own heart-rending experience of having been forced to leave her birth place after getting married. The poem is an honest and frenzied account of the hysteric thoughts that passed the poet’s mind during her departure.