100 Words on Love, by Stephen Michell
She’d ask me what I was thinking and I’d have to say nothing, because it was too early for us to say the other thing. If you say it too quickly you risk not really meaning it. So you say it in some other way.
– What are you thinking?
Our eyes locked. All around us the world turns over. She takes a breath like it’s a shiver.
– What are we going to do? she asks, and she means it.
– Just this.
Our own blend of everything, and I know I mean it too.
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