Kody Boye is the author of Sunrise and the recently released short story collection An Amorous Thing.
Buried within ourselves is the inherent fear of loss. Whether it be the destruction of an object, the passing of a friend or the departure of a lover, we have all experienced the painful feeling of something fallen out of our grasp.
Regardless of its intention, regardless of its merit, the loss of something we love is something that we fear, day in and day out. Narcissistically, obsessively, without control and without abandon, we love the things that make us happy, which makes losing them all the more painful.
I could tell you a million stories about the things I’ve lost over the years. Books, movies, partial data files of work I’d spent hours slaving over—all are things that have come into my possession whether by my or by someone else’s hands, but the thing I fear the most—and continue to fear the most—is the loss of people.