Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Tribewriter Prompt

To Whom It May Concern,

I know it’s long past due but you and I need to talk. Before we talk, however, I would like to let you know how I feel and why I want to talk. I don’t feel the need to explain again why I did what I did. We’ve been over it too many times without making anything different except digging the ditch between us deeper. I don’t feel like I need to apologize for my position and I don’t expect you to apologize either. What’s been said has been said. What’s been done has been done. It has changed us both. I wish I could say all of the changes have been for the best and that we have learned from our mistakes. I can’t and won’t presume to speak for you. Many of my changes have been to retreat and withdraw if I feel a situation heading down a familiar road.

So, why would I want us to talk? Because there are so many things about you I still admire and so much I can learn from you. Because I don’t know the roads you have been traveling or the changes you’ve made and I’d like to. There have been hundreds of people who have come and gone through my life but the thought of you has not faded and even though time has not healed all wounds I think you are worth the risk. The richness of you is worth the risk of you. Simply put, I think my life is better with you than without you. I can only hope you think I am worth the risk, too.



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