See You on the Other Side

See you on the other side…

These words linger with me like an omen.

A spell.

A mark burning on the surface of my soul that will help you recognise me there.

Words are magic: if you know how to read them, they open up like passageways.

That’s how you came.

See you on the other side…

An invitation and a promise. Something I will follow regardless of my fear.

I’ve been on the other side once, you see. Just stepped over the limit marked with white chalk but it was enough.

I will follow you still.

Originally published at on June 12, 2014.