I like you but I don’t want to give both of us the illusion that this can work out, he said.
Loving someone and wanting to have a relationship with someone are two different things, she said.
Okay, he replied.
And then THE CALL.
G’night. I tell him.
Is that all? he asks. Something else caught in between his words but I dared not ask.
What do you want me to say, then?
Nothing, he finally resolved.
I laughed. Okay then, g’night. Take care of yourself.
And yet it was calming.
Now it was frightening.
Finally after some more… he said,
G’night. I love you..
And I smiled.
But now, I ask…