A visit from my imaginary lover
They came to my house and I surprised myself by opening the door for them. They said ‘I see you’, and I said ‘I doubt it, your kind never do. And don’t think I’ll tidy up before we have tea’.
We had tea sitting on hard seats because I won’t talk and drink and lounge all at once. It’s one of my deficiencies, I explained. Along with:
the need for a plan
a yearning for spontaneous, snowflake-on-eyelash adventures
saying yes with resentment
eating with self-loathing
and saying ‘no thanks’ then scoffing half of your pudding.
‘I see’, they said.
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