I watched myself running into the wilderness, braids stiff in the sultry summer wind, darting into the shades of heavily laden branches. Lost, with a purpose. Soles slapping concrete like the hi-fives I always missed. I watched myself. Running off into the distance. I shouted, asked myself to wait, impatient, you impatient child. STOP
Deaf I watched my shadow running off into the distance. My lungs had to beat faster, as I disappeared like Peter.
My shadow was running back as I ran away, watching myself running off into the distance, braids flying stiffly in the sultry summer – time.
Copyright: Victoria. O