Earth & Sun

“You’re nothing but a big fat exploding ball!” Earth screamed. “I don’t know why I ever loved you.  All you did was cause me pain.”
“I never meant to,” Sun said softly.
“Liar!” Earth turned away, hiding her face and the tears that were about to come running down her cheeks. “You like it. You like keeping me on a string, you like watching how I hang on …”
“I don’t …” Sun tried.
“Of course you do. You like when things are yours, when you can possess them. That’s just the way you’ve always been.”
“I don’t think you are being fair. I liked you. That was all.”
“No, you didn’t like me. You liked me circling around you.” Now she turned back. She was angry. Sad. Disappointed. “You always have to be in the center of attention, don’t you?”
Sun remained quiet. He didn’t know what to say.
“It’s not just me. It’s the same with everybody in your life. You never let us get away from you, but you never commit to any of us. You’re a coward.”
“I’m not keeping you. You can leave any time you wait. I won’t stop you,” Sun said with spite in his voice.
“I will leave! I can find somebody new in an instant. Somebody better. I don’t need you!” Earth was screaming.
“Just go!” Sun’s voice was filled with sadness.
“You’re selfish. You take, but you never give. I don’t know why I stuck around this long.” Earth hung her head.
“I’m sorry, but I will never live up to your expectations,” Sun sighed.
Earth turned her back on Sun once more. It wasn’t the first time, and they both knew it surely wasn’t the last.

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