#Maydays Prompt – Space Walk – Step Back


‘Step back,’ she cries

‘You’re crowding me

I need room to breathe.’

She stands against the wall

Her eyes focused on me.

I see the sense of desperation in her

Her need to keep me at bay,

As maybe I have been too much of late.

Space is what I can provide

I step back, reluctantly,

I love being in her presence.

She makes me feel good in myself.

I don’t like that she hurts of my actions.

The space she requires is time away

A place where she can be herself.

Somewhere she can think alone

And not be influenced by my needs.

I retreat hurt and wounded

By the call to move away.

‘How long?’ I ask.

“Till I feel strong again,’ she says.

‘Do you want me to stay in touch?’

‘No. I’ll call you when I’m ready.’

‘You will?’

‘Yes, I will.’


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/maydays-prompt-space-walk/

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8 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Space Walk – Step Back

  1. I hear your pain 😉

  2. KL Caley says:

    Beautiful writing, but such a sad piece. You captured it so well. KL ❤

  3. Hope the time apart is short and the phone call soon. Even I can be a hopeless romantic on occasion. You have captured heart break.

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Well told. This kind of space I understand. But I’m happy for him it’s only for a little and that she is going to call him when she’s stronger. It’s a good sign she said so 🙂

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