Written as part of a challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
“I’m not sure I want to do this.” My voice trembles. The words fall flat.
I turn you are so far away. The face I know. The face I want to see more than anything else. Hides things from me.
“Why do you talk to me that way, Jacob! You know I love you. I’m not trying to hold you down. There’s things I don’t understand why you do them.” Penny looks from her distant vantage point.
I see the strings clearly. They have made a bridle from which I can be lead. My heart dives deep. I can’t be the person I was and keep the thing I want. She is blind to all of this.
“Penny. You don’t have to understand every thing to accept it. Sometimes my way works fine for me.” I can feel scissors cutting me free.
We stand apart. The air is thick in emptiness.