Friday, 1 August 2014

Response 1: Heavy Heart

“I guess that’s it…”

We looked at each other nervously. The decision to split was made months ago and, although there was no regret in that moment, there was a pang of fear. What happens next? The question we both thought but could not ask.

“Yes, I suppose so…”

The comment did nothing to dull the feeling. Best to just leave. It needed force but the car boot finally clicked shut. Boxes, bags and scraps of a life pressed against the window.

“I’ll call you…”

The sentiment was sincere but empty. Once I’d left, what reason would I have to call? In that moment, I couldn’t help but think a row and storming exit would have been an easier getaway. This was consensual but so much more personal.

“Yes…please do…”

I wouldn’t but I think we both knew that. I left. She stayed. Two lives moving on in separate directions.

1 comment:

  1. Very poignant moment, nicely restrained writing. The winner.