She feels detached somehow, watching it all go by thinking she should feel something. Peering through eyes that betray nothing, fine motor skills running on auto pilot as the hours stretch to days and she just keeps moving.
She’s tried to cry, tried to feel despair at the loss of one so close, so connected they once completed each other’s sentences. She’s been through this before, felt numb, felt absent in her own mind, checking her pulse now and again just to be sure life still moved through her.
Slowly, as molasses pours from its container she feels the first stirrings of her soul from deep inside. It’s trying to come forward from the shadows and she catches herself singing again. Glimpses of life, hints of passion returning she’s slowly coming back to life, the sun once more shining.
With a grateful heart, she bids him farewell, no ill feelings, no regrets for having loved so passionate and tender a soul who simply wasn’t meant to stay.
© Tracy Seiden
Excerpt from the book “Stardust and Fire – Tales of a Hopeful Romantic”
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 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
Now Available on Kindle: www.amazon.com/Stardust-Fire-Tales-Hopeful-Romantic-ebook/dp/B01N7UK6S6