Love letter: dear legs

April 16, 2016

Dear legs,

This girl, who was really a mermaid, only no one could tell on account of the legs, ran so fast that she went right off the edge of the world.
Swoosh. Just like that.
First she fell with her legs straight, like a metal rod, with her arms crossed over her chest.
Then she fell sideways, rocking like falling feathers, only faster.
Then she got bored and fell like a sack full of mud.
Finally she pulled her legs up to her chest, locked her arms around them and got very quiet and very small. She felt like a ball, or a robin’s egg. She felt like a snail shell with the snail inside.
Sealed.
Heavy.
Turning.
Then she kicked off the bottom and swam up.

004 copy copy

Postcard: collage
sent.

Hello from Sunday night
Love letter: dear courage

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3 Comments

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks April 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Charming!

  • Reply daryledelstein April 18, 2016 at 4:06 am

    another awesome letter to yourself and a super collage/postcard
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Swim away beautiful Mermaid … wonderful V xx

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