“I’m leaving you, Jeremy,” Susan said.
“What?” a shocked Jeremy said, “If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me. Say you won’t leave me. You’ll take away the very heart of me.
“I’m sorry, Jeremy, but I just don’t love you anymore,” Susan said.
“But Susan,” Jeremy pleaded, “A love like ours is hard to find. We’ve come too far to leave it all behind.”
“It’s too late, Jeremy,” Susan said. “I think we really did try to make it, but for me, something inside has died, and I just can’t fake it.”
“I promise, Susan, if you give me one more chance, I’ll turn over a new leaf. This time I’m gonna do my best to make it right between us,” Jeremy said.
“Forget it, Jeremy,” Susan said. “I don’t know where we went wrong, but the feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back.”
“Fine,” Jeremy said, “but know this, Susan, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”
Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, where the theme is “leaves.” I unilaterally decided to shorten the theme to “leave,” and I want to thank Peter Cetera, Carole King, and Gordon Lightfoot for their assistance in writing this post.