Distance

Tarik Murrell // Titan's Tirade
1 min readNov 25, 2023

I don’t have the bandwidth for all the people I want to show love to. I can’t possibly reach out to all of them in any consistently meaningful way and deliver the care and intimacy that they deserve.

This bothers me. Really it does.

I start conversations and leave them all the time. With plans to return maybe, but almost never do. I have essays from friends in my inboxes that I haven’t given the time of day.

It used to be that I would see them, here or there eventually. That I’d physically drop off that reminder. It used to be that all my love would find its way to them , so I’d not worry.

But I’m so far now. So far from so many people I love. I don’t want them to think they’ve been forgotten or they’re going unloved.

I just don’t have the energy to give them the love they deserve digitally.

I don’t have a solution yet. This is just an expression.

Art or whatever.

Photo by Meritt Thomas on Unsplash

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Tarik Murrell // Titan's Tirade

🇹🇹Expanding my idea of myself, one piece at a time. I write every day at 4am. Buy my book! https://www.blurb.com/b/11696119-titan-s-tirade