Today’s prompt: “Close your eyes and listen to a song that holds a lot of memories for you. Write about how it makes you feel.”

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“say something, i’m giving up on you”
it’s been almost 4 years, but my heart still beats a little strangely when i hear those lyrics

that cold february night was the last time we spoke, the last time we touched
i stood on my tippy-toes to wrap my arms around you for the last time
and we must have stayed like that for ages
“i’m still learning to love, just starting to crawl”

my legs ached from tip-toeing, arms sore from holding on, but my heart hurt the most
you tried to soothe me like a parent does for a child, but nothing made sense anymore
all i knew was that once i let go, i was letting you go forever
“i was feeling so small, it was over my head, i know nothing at all”

and once we finally parted, i walked away only to hear that song for the first time
the tv quietly playing in the dark room
and the melody whispering those words into my ears
it would always remind me of you from then on
“i’m sorry that i couldn’t get to you”

i still have our photos
of the moments that made me feel happy, then sad, and now peaceful nostalgia
i look at our smiling faces with fascination
almost 4 years later and we became strangers with a small thread of memories between us

“i’m saying goodbye”
i’m glad i gave up on you



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