Us #amwriting

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 Us

You and me. Us.

Are there any stronger words? Two against all! You and me forever!

We huddled in that slight crevice, time and time again. You despised going home, especially on Fridays when your Dad’s paycheck bought liters of cheap gin and an ugly anger that marked bruises on your pretty face.

And me, my home was a sarcophagus, cold, where my parents stole to their own caves, not acknowledging me or each other.

You and me, us, holding hands, reprieve.

Us lasted a long time.

Until time threaded its skeletal fingers around your wrist stealing you away.

end 8/12/2017

Sascha Darlington

 

23 replies »

  1. I wonder where and how she is now! Truly, there’s no stronger word than a strong ‘us’ .
    Beautifully written and so touching.

  2. Dear Sascha,

    A lot of history between these two friends. You’ve done a wonderful job of layering more story between the lines. Well done. The ending made me sad.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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