Step In Your High Stepping Style #amwriting

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Step In Your High Stepping Style

I tripped on an upgrade in pavement, yanked a tendon which meant when I tried to stand, I slapped hard again, my face smashed, bloodied, caking against my lips and nose.

You never answered my call in the ER. I arrived home by taxi.

The tree resembles you. Leafless and wrinkled.

I try to stand every day, invoke muscle strength. I try to forget the fear of falling. I try to look at you and not remember hostility.

Somewhere I hear my Daddy singing the phrase from my favorite storybook: giddyup, giddyup little pony. Step in your high stepping style.


Sascha Darlington 10/22/2017




15 thoughts on “Step In Your High Stepping Style #amwriting

  1. Dear Sascha,

    I felt her pain. I once fell running up stairs and tore my calf muscles. On the pain scale that was a 10.5. Add her emotional pain….well done.



  2. Such relationships make me sad, where you can only move ahead when you forgive and where each day is a challenge.
    I like how she digs out motivation to fight and survive.

  3. I shall try to look at you and not remember the hostility – I struggle with that too. Not that i find it difficult to forgive and move on but that whether it is right I should do so. Wouldnt forgiveness and acceptance be taken as a license to continue? Isnt it true that there comes a time when forbearance ceases to be a virtue? But what is to decide the time? Ah well, sorry to go on and on but it’s all because of your thought provoking piece! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Lots of questions you ask and I bet lots of people in relationships ask themselves those question every day. What makes it worth it to continue? And when are you better off just leaving? Does a person really need to be in a relationship with another person to be happy? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Kelvin. I read them and immediately thought about writing the other side of the story.
      People do get mired because of one event which magnifies and can change the entire relationship.

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