catch a falling star.you would trace letters on my back, like broken messagescatch a falling star.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you forgot to say out loud. i would whisper my replies, but i
always felt too noisy compared to your silent stream of gentle
words. your silences held secrets and sewed them to your worn-
out lips. danger and understanding stayed glued to my eyelids.
in one night we created our own means of communicating.
i wonder how many others know that language now.
you could make fireworks sparkle and dance in the brightest of
colours. it just took a few moments before the sound to reach
our ears. it all happened so fast, it was like someone turned a
light switch on and off. even the stars looked dead as they began
to fall and tumble from their places in the midnight summer sky.
"catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.
Missing Since Twilight"I always wanted to be a free spirit." You spoke like we were counting spiders on dusty bookshelves, low and relaxed. We weren't counting on anything-Missing Since Twilight6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
we were escaping from our own cobwebs.
"You're not. And you never will be." But I will. I felt like I was flying, but really I was running too fast over uneven ground, mistaking bony elbows for wings. Every little sorry bringing me closer to reality.
Maybe we were foolish. Maybe we were young. Some would say we were in love, but I don't think I ever really knew what we were.
The stars would never shine enough in your eyes and they would glare too brightly in mine. We were runaway lovers by default, but sometimes we forgot whose turn it was to runaway. We would both end up leaving, only to come racing back moments later.
I had no use for a map. I went wherever your smile guided me.
On days when we couldn't find enough room to breathe, we would compromise. We could make our hearts race with or without the oxygen. And it w