I rarely feature guest writers but I saw this and I knew I just had to share it.
We call ourselves ‘Soul Sisters’ because we find that we are similar in a lot of ways. Her writing however, is imbued with such beauty as I can only applaud from a distance.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you ‘Freefall’ by UberBetty.
(Sorry no beating gongs or anything here -_-)
The best year of my life ends today.
We are crying.
We went in with eyes wide open.
You play? I play too.. Let’s play together.
I don’t know when the music stopped playing…
Teasing nature probably wasn’t wise. Dancing on the ledge of the cliff.
And as we fell, we fought the very air. We fought us.
But we just fell and fell and fell.
How cruel that we are here now. I’m watching him cry. My own tears threaten to blind me.
We are caught in mid-motion, for we can go no further.
It’s like tearing your heart out, no anesthesia.
For if we go beyond here, we should be curses.
The way we are cursed.
Incompatible blood? Too risky? Cold words. The icicles are piercing into my skin.
For my very blood is pumped by his proximity.
But we have to part.
The offspring shouldn’t suffer for what could have been avoided.
Let us suffer instead.
Let us die in despair, so we don’t watch a despair of our own making.
It’s the right thing to do. Why am I drowning?
But drowning, I walk away.
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