Artwork By Alja Horvat.
Our 6 year relationship concluded via email.
He was there, I was here.
He couldn’t accept it was over, no matter how many different ways I tried not to say it.
When his final email arrived, it was a relief.
The subject line was a rocket ship emoji. He signed off using the astronaut emoji.
In between he was articulate, clear headed- almost romantic.
He let me go.
I got what I wanted.
Months later we met for a drink.
I could finally ask- why the emojis?
“I thought it was obvious,”
“I was giving you space.”