By: Angelica Perez
We used to create worlds out of blue and green stick figure drawings
They inhabited small yellow sticky notes
Their big bang was a plain red circle
The creators were me Potassium
and you Francium.
Soon the green and blue figures moved to our arms
where mini stick figure wars used to take place.
Storyboards started emerging
and one day
Francium decided to voice these figures
I would voice the blue drawings
While francium voiced the green ones.
We were the perfect duo.
A year later you took on the stage
to give life to Arvide
I was the spotlight that followed your steps on stage while you sang
In the end
We would take in the audience’s applause.
We were in the perfect theater group.
A year later I gave you my last smile
Little did I know that was going to be the last time I saw you
July 13th happened
Little did I know that date was going to bring a world of tears
Little did I know our perfect duo was broken.
I hated that date for months
I hid all our of drawings because they reminded me of the day
you unexpectedly left.
A year later I took those drawings out and
not because I remembered the date
But because I remembered our friendship in chemistry class.
I remembered all the times you made me laugh when I was down
The times when we used to crack chemistry puns
Or the times where we would both dance to our heart’s content.
I remembered how happy I was to have you in my life.
Even if I can’t see you anymore
our memories will always vividly replay in my mind.
Even if we can’t create new drawings
I will look back on the ones I kept
and I will laugh at how silly they look.
I will laugh at the fact that we called each other as elements
instead of our names.