Norah

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18 | she/they | hypothetical astronaut | ekphrastic poet | haunted house

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Profile picture is a painting from the Rothko Chapel in Houston
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I look at the moon and go: "wow, that's my wife!"
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez / Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? edited by Maya Schenwar

Gravity

January 11, 2019

She came back in the rain, while the kettle boiled. It had been more than twenty years.

Her face was aged and wrinkled, but so was mine. She had no flowers, no card, no apology. Just her hands, warm and tired and perfect.

“Am I too late?”

I didn’t reply, only welcomed her into my home.

Only after, standing by the window watching the ocean move, did she repeat the question.

“No. Nothing like this ever can be, I think.”

And suddenly it was like we had always been: two moons victim to gravity—falling back and back and back. Together.

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8 Comments
  • Norah

    Thank you all so much for reading and leaving such nice comments! <3


    over 1 year ago
  • megzegzoo

    this makes my heart go squish i love it it's incredible


    over 1 year ago
  • ronzee

    So little, yet so powerful. It's very, VERY heart-warming. Love it.


    over 1 year ago
  • annie_cheng

    Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I love the idea of "gravity"... how we're all affected by some sort of force in our lives beyond our own reckoning. Do we succumb to it, or do we resist it? So thought-provoking and well-written!! :) [Also I saw your quote, and I'm a huge fan of Ernest Hemingway--his short stories in particular are so sparse and deliberate, and your tiny love story is very reminiscent of that style :)]


    over 1 year ago
  • Norah

    Thank you so much for the kind words!


    over 1 year ago
  • Julius Caesar

    my heart.... <3


    over 1 year ago
  • paperbird

    BEAUTIFUL


    over 1 year ago
  • Quille

    Gorgeous, yet melancholy :) Fantastic job!! :DD


    over 1 year ago