Sciamachy by Shayma’a Ahmed


Sci·am·a·chy noun [sahy-amuh-kee]an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.


Go away!

You know I don’t like it when you say that.

Okay? So you don’t care?

[Silence] 

Come on! It’s not worth your getting so upset about.

Oh yeah?

Please don’t be like that.

You just don’t get it, do you?

Get what?

Exactly!

She’s gone, I know. But there’s nothing you can do about it and..

Well aren’t you observant!

What I mean is doing this to yourself will not help you; you’ll only feel worse.

Maybe I want to feel worse.

No, you want to feel better but you think it’s easier to surrender because you’ve been fighting for so long and you’re tired.

I am tired – very tired.

Then perhaps you should rest for a while.

Yes. Rest.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and just let go.

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