Leaves

A handful she picked off the ground. Burnished autumn crinkly and brown. “Leaves,” she cried ecstatically. “Look, leaves,” to her mother. Her father. Any one who’d care. She wanted the world to care, she cared so much. “Leaves,” as though she knew all about gold. I know about everything and I don’t care. All I want is leaves same as her. ƒ

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Terminal Velocity

If I had only known how long it would take to fall in love with you I would not have waited. I would have fallen straight away and fallen thrillingly without wanting to open the chute yet knowing if I did not it would all come to a sudden end. So I declare to you now I love you and won’t let another moment go by without being better at it than ever I have been before. Oh look, how fast the ground approaches. They’ll say I am the victim of some hopeless tragedy, but what do they know? They’re standing on the ground looking up. I’m the one falling faster, faster and faster. ♥

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