Written by Donovan L. Green,
November 17, 2008

His eyes too big to fit in his head. Light pouring in through his pupils. He watches a seed fall from a stalk of grass, tumble end over end. A trail of dust disperses in the air.

His nostrils expanded several times their normal size. His lungs expanding, stretching the skin that contains them. He can smell the slow decomposition of dead grass, an earthy odor, beneath his feet.

His heart pounding too hard to stay in his chest. Blood swelling his veins and arteries. Oxygen is driven to every fiber of muscle on his bones. He can feel every corpuscle of energy being delivered to his muscles tense and loaded.

His ears perked like individual radars. Every hair on his ears picking up vibrations in the air, sensitive to the slightest change in air density. Relaying information to his brain, he hears each wing beat of a tiny gnat.

Finally, the little rabbit blinks. He scans the horizon again. He listens for the heavy feet of the four-legged beast he evaded. He blinks again. He sniffs the air and tries to swallow, but his mouth is too dry.

Author: d

i have had a couple of close friends short term, but otherwise i have spent my whole life alone. My parents distanced themselves from me but not my siblings. Loneliness happens when we are not acceptable for who we are. Not being accepted is a thick heavy shroud that is impossible to lift without being accepted. i have come close to giving up a few times but somehow i fight on for the hope that someday i will meet others, like me, and they will accept me like i accept them. littlegreenthing.com has been many things, but now it is another attempt to connect with others that feel the same weight that i do.

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