I had a dream last night where I said your name. Out loud. Tongue against teeth, it snaked out from pressed lips, the sound escaping with the slowest release of air. As if I had been holding my breath for days.

Oh that’s just like —– and there it was. Such freedom in the word, the way I suddenly released it from where it had so long been sitting – this sugared pill hidden under the tongue and now spat out at the feet of my friend. Who stared in surprise – but just for a second. I felt a cloudless relief to say where I had gone for all of these years, and as she took my hand we saw nothing but sky.

(This of course is how I know it a dream; in waking hours the ramparts survive. When we wall up our histories and set them apart our secrets block any sun from the other side).

Published by Eidyia

I am only three things for sure - an Atheist, a Feminist, and a Writer - one who obsesses over the grand themes of love, memory and connection.

5 thoughts on “Secession

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: