Wrecked

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

A metaphor for interacting with trauma

Wrecked

I wander daily, through life, encountering many different souls. Not conventionally, sometimes the interaction is from afar or just passing happenstance when two worlds cross. I find it odd how people conceal who they are. They spend so much time masking their true identity like criminals at a crime scene every step they take to conceal what they are only makes it that much more obvious. The trauma we suffer in life is like a car wreck. A fresh one is obvious and profound, the evidence of it is obvious to all and it’s always interesting to see who stops and helps, If it’s like most wrecks though it will go wholly unremedied but for the minor repair an owner might afford. Like rouge to hide a black eye duct tape and a rattle can convinces no one there was never any damage. I see people every day who wreckage is apparent, their for sales signs out front ready for a lonely buyer to overlook their debts and dings. Like all negotiations it only vexes the buyer when the seller obscures the obvious truth. A buyer who can see the flaws and just wants honesty because for them the damage might not be that bad, they might have the ability to restore the broken parts and renew the shinning beauty that once strolled proudly down the streets. Instead a futile conversation ensues about its tough edges but it’s sturdy resolve, a superficial scratch to take away from the internal damage that requires real work. A buyer stands there with an anxious seller knowing they cannot reach accord until the fog and mist rise in a nearby scrapyard. What treasure might be found amongst the ruin.

 

 


Submitted: April 17, 2021

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