Walk It Off
With anxiety at a high level I’m pacing the room unable to calm down. Everything was fine until the call from James. Why did I answer? He aggravated me more than usual.
I have to get out of here and walk before I blow a gasket.
I’m halfway down the street before realizing I had no coat. Shivering, I wandered. Lonely as a cloud nine, because they are few and far between, well at least to me. I really can’t remember the last time I was happy with James. He is probably the most high maintenance man I have ever known. I feel like I am constantly babying him. Ugh!
The night time streets are empty and I am grateful for the solitude. I’ll walk until I can cool off and then head home with a clearer head.
James is in the rear-view mirror.
Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Lillian is hosting Prosery Monday at D'Verse and has prompted us with the famous line "I wandered lonely as a cloud" from William Wordsworth's famous poem. We are to use the line in its entirety with words in that order, although they may be punctuated. Prosery is a piece of flash fiction no more than 144 words excluding the title.
James is not only troublesome, he is beginning to feel a little menacing. Maybe they will kiss and make up? Or maybe she will give him a knee to the groin 😉
Lol Lisa! A knee in the groin 🤣 I think she’ll just walk away and change her phone number.
Phew – high maintenance man!
Yes! Who needs that? 😧💕
Walk it off and walk away. Good!
Yes for sure Susan ☺️💕
Good idea Susan! He was in the rear view mirror getting further and further away ☺️💕
😁 That’s how I interpreted it.
The last line is scary. Some demons never leave.
It’s ok he was getting further and further away ☺️💕👍
Hope she gets away. He brings stress.
You gave ‘cloud nine’ a whole new meaning! 😊
Thank you Punam! Im just glad it made sense 🤣
Love that cloud nine detail! And that last sentence, “James is in the rear view mirror” can be read in many ways….he’s always there…..he’s stalking me……he’s back there and I’ll need to face it….etc.
Like this one very much!
Thanks so much Lillian. He is definitely getting further away. I’m happy the line worked here ☺️💕
James is always going to be trouble, she should dump him like a hot potato.
I agree skim! Lol 🤣
Christine, it’s a small detail, but adding the word ‘nine’ really does add some much-appreciated nuance!
Thanks David. I was hoping it would work without looking too contrived ☺️💕
not contrived at all (to me)
Thanks David ☺️💕
Hmm..maybe not a good match. I like the way you broke up the line and the reference to “cloud 9” was unique.
Sorry, trouble with posting. 🙂
I have the same trouble sometimes! Thanks Mish ☺️
Thanks so much! I’m happy it worked ☺️💕
James seems too much work! Nicely written Christine
Thank you Sadje ☺️💕
You’re welcome my friend