I fall in love

Written by Jessica Liu
Art by Valeriia Miller

I fall in love with souls
dyed the color of ebony
that bleed dark ink
of bitter smiles and salty tears

I fall in love with eyes
that open like windows
into worlds of fantasy and chaos

I fall in love with hearts
naive and pure
porcelain dolls that have yet
to be sloppily glued back together

I fall in love with messes;
hasty strokes of acrylic
running across a cream canvas
in beautiful stains of
sienna and lilac

Darling if this is true
how could I not
fall in love with you?