From the middle of the frozen lake, you motion for me to join you.
I shake my head, certain you’re half insane.
You jump up and down. “See? It’s safe!”
I close my eyes and listen for cracking ice. Safety is relative. I keep my feet on solid ground and camouflage emotions well. It’s safer this way.
I feel your hand through my coat sleeve and open my eyes.
“Don’t be scared.”
I succumb to persuasion with slippery uncertainty. Years ago, trust and I parted ways; you are my only exception.
I believe you won’t leave me on thin ice.
This is my take on the 100-Word Challenge hosted by Lance at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. This week’s song is “The Only Exception” by Paramore.
Anyone can join in, so check out his blog and add a 100-Word piece of your own!