Falling

by Ella von Moltke
Falling Ella is 11 years old. She loves to dance, write, and, play the cello and piano.

“Zooming above / The big city / I look down / At the school whizzing by / I spot her / Her blue shorts / White top / I look closer / I feel like I had been punched”

 

I hear

The birds chirping

Below me

I hear

The laughter

Of children

On the school yard

The wind

Whispering past me

The sun beating

On my back

Sitting on

A pile of white fluff

In the lovely

Blue sky

Zooming above

The big city

I look down

At the school whizzing by

I spot her

Her blue shorts

White top

I look closer

I feel like I had been punched

In the guts

Then I fall

Down

My happy thoughts

Washed away

As I see the sky above

As the laughter and shouts

Of joyful children

Get louder

As I see her cold

Piercing

Blue eyes

Turn towards me

Down I go

And I can’t do anything to stop

Myself

 

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