NaPoWriMo 2016: Day 11 (Letters to Aang)

One of my favourite shows of all time has to be Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. If you haven’t seen it yet, go and watch it so we can lament its cancellation together.

Dear Aang,

When you were in the iceberg

Did it feel like a strange kind of home?

Did it look like your monk’s cell in the air temple


With an avatar state blue filter?

Do you ever catch yourself falling in love with the ice again,

When the fire seems too intense?

Dear Aang,

How does a hundred years without time feel?

When you first learned to firebend,

In the second before you accidentally burned her,

Did it feel the same way?

Dear Aang,

The first time Toph called you


Everyone laughed

But I could still recognise the jealousy in her voice.

Dear boy in the iceberg,

Maybe time worked differently for you

Maybe you lived a whole life in that cold

Grew a beard

Fell in love

Taught kids the air scooter and how to tame flying lemurs

Dear boy

When you first saw her

Which flew higher

Your body or your heart?

When you first saw her

Did she remind you of home

The smell of the air

The feeling of flight

Did you know right then

Exactly what you’d been waiting for

For every one of those hundred years?


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