maybe it is

Two calls, messages from him. I have not responded.

If he really does have feelings for me, isn’t it better for him that we don’t speak?

Third time is not always a charm. Or maybe it is.

I didn’t sound like myself. Cold.

He said he did not want it to end this way, that he was still open to a relationship with me, but that we needed to let some time pass.

He also apologized for the month he stopped talking to me and hadn’t told me that we needed time apart.

And he asked that I not come to the club for a while, his club – for his sake. And that I be cordial if we see each other around.

It has been several weeks since I’ve been to his club. He must know I wouldn’t go there now, not after everything.

Still trying to exert power over me.