All the flowers had died by the time she received them.
The candy melted and someone stole the teddy bear.
she appreciated the fact that you thought about her.
She didn't get the gifts
and that's alright.
They wouldn't make her love you more than she already does
and that's the honest truth.
You feel that change too, don't you?
I felt it when we left home.
I knew it then
as we walked across that hill
that there would be no turning back.
Our backs carry the past
Rickey Rivers Jr. was born and raised in Alabama. He is a writer and cancer survivor. He likes a lot of stuff. You don't care about the details. He has been previously published in Fabula Argentea, ARTPOST magazine, the anthology Chronos, Enchanted Conversations Magazine, (among other publications). Some stuff from him here, https://storiesyoumightlike.wordpress.com/. You may or may not find something you like there and that's a promise. Twitter.com/storiesyoumight