She Doesn’t Believe Me

She looked at me in the mirror and said “I did one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do today.”
I looked back at her and asked her how she managed to do it.
She blinked, and tears welled up in her familiar eyes, and she told me about how she had to think about it for a long time, how her heart told her one thing and her mind another, how she had to kick her heart over, sideways, so it was now lying crooked in her chest and thumping painfully. She told me that she didn’t think that she’d be happy ever again.
I told her she was being an idiot. That she would be happy again. Maybe not soon, but eventually. She smiled sadly and nodded, but I knew she didn’t believe me. She was just pretending, so that I would leave her alone.


9 thoughts on “She Doesn’t Believe Me

  1. Erin M says:

    Eep. I don’t know the circumstances but I definitely know the feeling. Really, really well captured.


  2. One of the hardest things to do is kick your heart over so it’s laying crooked. Sometimes you do have to do it but it hurts nonetheless.

    You’ve captured it wonderfully with few words. Good job.

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