Write the note a falling leaf would leave behind.
I’m sorry to leave, truly I am. I
meant to stay forever, to hang on
this branch with my brothers and
sisters and ex-lovers and friends
until I shrivelled up and died.
I was not expecting this breeze
to cut me off from everything I’ve
ever known, pulling me along to who
I fear I will never see you again,
my dear friends. Please know that I love
you all. I never wanted to leave you. I
wish I could’ve spent my days growing
old with you. I will never forget you, my
love(s). I will always think of you and
remember where I cam from: that branch
on the tall tree in the park.
But I must tell you, I am so
intrigued by this new world! I didn’t
know that anything existed outside of
the park, but there is so much to see out
here. I’ll send you a postcard, if I can,
of all the places I’ve been. If this wind ever
lets me down.
By Zoee on page 140 of I Am Incomplete Without You.