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‘You were in love with him.’

Max made it a statement of fact. A long silence followed.

‘No. But maybe before so long, yes.’

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Sometimes I regret what came before you, those bright times that turned to dark days that leave me too afraid to love you with reckless abandon.

I want to call you my best friend, want to run away with you to France, want to wake up to your arms around me every morning.

I wish I didn’t know reality so well. It’s the only thing holding me back, too scared to ever let go completely.

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Home

‘I wanted to spend my life with you.’
‘We never should have been together at all.’
So the world pulled out beneath my feet and my heart broke, right that minute.
Sometimes it’s that straightforward, that clichéd.

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Tiny Vessels

‘Why are you so nice to me?’
‘Because I like you.’
‘So?’
‘So?’ He laughed.
Silence.
‘Sometimes I wonder the same thing — why are you so nice to me?’
‘I’m not very nice at all.’

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Winter

I woke up drowning in your bed, cold and afraid. I couldn’t find you; I didn’t know what I’d done wrong. Half-asleep, I was sure you’d left for good.

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You can’t go home again

He lifted her with strong arms and set her precariously on the bathroom sink’s edge. The faucet scraped her lower back as she dazedly bobbled.

Then he was forcing himself on her and she was wide-awake and sober.

‘No. No, no, no.’ Meek whispers on the tail end of the loudest night.

Several months prior flashed past: ‘I’m not trying to sleep with you, tonight.’

‘I’m not going to sleep with you.’ At all.

He left for bed. The damage was done.

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Stability

‘I told you he was crazy.’

A long pause. ‘You were right.’

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