On Holding Nothing ~ prosery

On Holding Nothing

Behind me, decades. Around me, the same. Past and present seemed as one. A life may change, but making this change, from one moment to the next, meant an adjustment that I could not make overnight, even when I knew it had been a long time coming.

Harmony can be deceptive, and an underlying discord had been woven through ours for many years. It had been much easier to dismiss it than to face it head on, but there it was. Holding on to something that, in truth, was long gone, I wandered, lonely as a cloud in skies that seemed to hold only darkness.

Yet, as time passed, I came to realize that the darkness had been there for a long time. Once I let those decades slip away, I left the storm clouds behind. Ahead of me were nothing but blue skies.

 This is my response to Winter Be Gone!, the prompt from Lillian at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, where the challenge is to write a piece of flash fiction with a 144-word limit (here, exactly 144 words). Included in the bit of prose is to be a complete line from a poem. For this prompt, the line to be included is the opening  line from”I wandered lonely as a Cloud,” by William Wordsworth.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
– William Wordsworth

Photo by Aakanksha Panwar on Unsplash

And… YAY!! New laptop.  It feels good to have those problems behind me.

23 thoughts on “On Holding Nothing ~ prosery

  1. This can be read in so many ways….I shall choose to think of it in terms of a relationship. Sometimes a relationship goes sour…and people just purse their lips and keep on with it. It can be years before someone acts and realizes, oh my gosh, there is sweetness in the world and mine for the tasting!
    I enjoyed this take on the prompt!

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