Detour

by Sine Qua Non

And just like that, things changed. The outlook, the outcome, what’s hoped-for, what’s given.

Because we did try. Because we used to joke about finding happiness in strange defunct currencies and delightful deadly dishes. And then. just like that, from being avid fans of each other’s remarks we became occasional reporters of casual occurrences. Unnervingly unnecessary, incessantly desired despite. We denied ourselves of the exchange. We convinced ourselves there was no want for the other. We tried to keep ourselves sane. We failed. What kind of success did we hope for anyway?

We paved the path through the hilly landscape – cleared out too much, avoided the shortest most direct route, and lost ourselves along the way. Hopefully we discover why it’s all necessary and actually find ourselves back on track at least, ready to be taken wherever the good things are.

And right now, just like that, we’re back on track. But some clearing needs to be done. Or we could take a detour if we have to. Or a chase can happen, just for fun.

Stay still, little one. This will take you somewhere for sure. For now. stay. Still.

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