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Half Measure

I have been breathed out and you will go to some place else. I will feel my spine straighten. I have admitted you. Admitted our ties. The way in which we slot together, and Knock Each other Down. I will … Continue reading

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The First Fifth

– We drink two and a half bottles of wine, and tell stupid jokes all evening. – We chink glasses and hold eye contact twenty seconds too long to be “just friends” – I fade lipstick chain-smoking cigarettes, and tell … Continue reading

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Keepsakes

Babe. Baby. Darling. Sweetheart. You made me forget my name. -You cooked me dinner, and helped my father build a shed at the bottom of the garden. -You bought my mother flowers, and called her my sister. -You gave me … Continue reading

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The Wall

We decided to paint the living room last summer. I picked up one of every paint chart card, like I do in Boots with perfume tester sticks. A forehead kiss and a whisper that I had paint in my hair. … Continue reading

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Street View

We leave at last orders and rain sops like soup from the sky. The others head home, jackets up over heads. We hang back, wet and wanting I lose By saying the first word. In one hour we have made … Continue reading

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Balance Beam

Once you get home, we talk about it. You breathe in deep and say you “just feel more together”. -You’re going to tidy up after yourself. -You’re going to organise your evenings and wake up (happy) -You’re going To tell … Continue reading

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Factor Fifteen

I’ve never worn stockings before, so I spend twenty minutes in our hotel room bathroom, fiddling with the fastenings. When I come out, and you tell me that you love me, I tell you to say it again – in … Continue reading

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