It’s dawn. The is sun just rising above the horizon in the east. I left the house before my wife and kids got up. I don’t want to hurt them any more than I already have.
At this hour the platform at the train station is empty. As empty as my soul. I am a bad person. I am a destroyer. I leave nothing but heartache and chaos in my wake.
Those I love will be better off without me. I need to go far away. I need to find another place. A place where no one knows me, where I can reinvent myself. A place where I can start over.
My problem in trying to escape is me. Because no matter how far away I go, no matter how I try to leave my ruined life behind, I can escape from everything I know and everyone I love, but…
I can’t escape myself.
Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje at Keep it Alive. Photo credit: Rodrigo Curi at Unsplash.