There's something about her

pretty (fake) smile as she's

pretending to fly;

as she slowly falls,

when she's holding on to

each breath, because it's just too hard

to let it go

and all the unseen tears

are held tightly between her

teeth and bottom lip,

with all the words she's screaming

(in her head)

of the fears that are wrapped neatly around

her ankles


as he tells her he loves her.