flimsy

I look down again and instantly know that it was a mistake – each time, part of me would drop, swirling into the deep. I would never see it go, but would feel it’s loss keenly. Each time I looked, the distance across seemed to stretch further into the mist.

I reach for your hand, almost desperately grasping, craving support for the rest of the journey. It’s not there, my heart sinks – a piece falls. A piece I could never quite reach again. I know that you’re nearby, that you haven’t gone. But where? I open my mouth and my words refuse to work. This is how I was made, I only get a few words and I’ve used them all up when it matters. It’s time to step on alone. It’s the only way out and the only way forward. You will follow me.

Alone is harder than it looks though, especially with you so near. I look down again – another piece drops. At this rate I won’t make it across, I have to stop looking. I still can’t see the end, but, suddenly I feel you coming up behind me and reaching for my hand. I feel that we’ll make it, then I look down again and I’m not so sure.

We are at least getting closer to it, wherever we are going.

flimsy

Dan A'Vard

Thornbury, Australia

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