It had fallen apart again.
He was gone, had changed their picture in his mind and that breathtaking connection overpowering her cautious ways making her fall was gone with him. Like losing a limb, this empty feeling of reaching for something simply gone, though the phantom pain was very much still there, consumed her. Having an overactive mind, she played the movie of their relationship ceaselessly. Memories seared into her like a brand, marking pieces that would forever belong to him.
She worked over the debris, tried to make the picture whole again; tried to make some sense as to how something so strong could shatter in the matter of one word – why? No matter which way she spliced the wreckage it never quite flowed through the projector in her mind without catching, blurring emotions, facts as it caught and burned under too much heat from the light now shined upon it.
It was then she realized the picture had never quite fit or it wouldn’t have shattered so easily in the face of that simple question. The revelation freed her, startling her awake to the chains she wore that had simply become part of her. Her soul broke free and she decided to leave the pieces where they fell. It was her turn to change the picture.
© Tracy Seiden
Excerpt from the book “Moon Kissed Musings”
About the Author
Tracy Seiden lives in Texas. She works in disaster assistance helping others regain their homes after disasters such as flooding and hurricanes. Her desire is to retire to live in a cabin by the water somewhere, able to look out over the water and write.
Her first book, Stardust and Fire, Tales of a Hopeful Romantic was published in November of 2015 and has received excellent reviews and won the honorable award in 2016 at Readers Favorite. Tracy’s second book of poems delves deeper into thoughts of love and loss.
Visit Tracy’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/tracy-seiden.html