“Do You Miss the Earth?” Fiction. Based on a True Love Letter Unsent.

“It’s as if time stood still.”

by Dr Sarah Neudstadter

“Do You Miss the Earth?”

Fiction. Based on a True Love Letter Unsent.

by Artemis

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Do you know how to breathe,
lie and agree the air feels
like a blessing to me every day;

do you know how to walk
down the street
under yellow lamps warming
old Hallow’s Eve;

can you still taste dark tea
from Sunday mornings
while the snow falls slowly?

If life is a promise
then you are sure good
at breaking your word.

Can you touch your toes,
push your palms onto the ground,
trust the sky
to keep you upright, the grass
and the flowers
to catch you when you fall,

if you fall at all;

do you know how to write and
sell your thoughts for a dime
on the boardwalk
in the summer heat;

do you miss the world now
that you are dead?

Love,
I

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