When You Lose A Person, A Whole Universe Goes Along With Them

October 30, 2018

The days catapult before me. The world is spinning too
quickly. It gets harder and harder to retrace my steps. To
figure out how I got to be here.
The years expand into eons. It gets easier for me to imagine
my mother as a girl. To think about her worn-out
heart–breaking for the things she couldn’t hold on to. And
I wonder if I’ve let the wrong people go. When you lose a
person, a whole universe goes along with them.
Sometimes I picture all my other selves, standing in line like
a row of dominoes; separate but part of the same disjointed
whole. How can I hold a single one accountable? No one
ever walks away from love, knowing they can never go back.

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