An excerpt from a monologue as part of my ‘Cabaret of Confessions’ suite.
Courage? What is courage?
It’s survival, I guess.
I survived you.
Heartbreak can be full of emptiness.
So empty you’re full of it.
Overwhelming; energy in absence, anger, tears.
I used mine, did you?
In a passion of bad timing and good intentions my life changed… I guess I just didn’t know it yet
We were on a journey neither of us understood;
A compulsion, driven to see it through, whatever it was.
You completed your journey without me,
Disappeared before the end.
Yet I’m compelled to forgive you because I hope.
I don’t hope you come back to me,
I hope my journey alone will be worth this tiresome pain
I confess my delight in surviving you.
But my full story is far from a delight.
Are you ready?
Do you have the courage?
Enjoy, dear heart…
I’ve been an avid reader and scribbler for years but only recently started thinking about publishing my work.
I’ve always enjoyed writing and have, since 2008, been producing scripts for theatre as my main focus of writing, but always scribbling poems, songs and short stories for fun, and/or catharsis. I’m also a keen sketcher and sketchnoter.