Poem for a friend

Neil was very avant-garde
and too bohemian to write a card,
And as a fan of the unorthodox, 
he wrote an au revoir on a cereal box.
So as his friends each stopped by,
it was The Honey Monster who said goodbye.
He'd booked a flight, but didn't pack -
just left with a camera and the clothes on his back.

No one will hear from him for years and years
until a beautiful book of photographs appears.