My Idealized Woman

I can see her saying she loves me.

Barely the words left her lips and they are already reverberating a millionth time in my head. Already reconfiguring my brain circuits. Raising the action potentials, reconnecting a billion more neurons.

Thus it is proven that some words have higher velocity. Especially words from women who say they love you.

In that moment I can feel time stop and start again. Like a switch, something in me shifts from despair to a bright possibility.

All this is because she learned the giving portion of love, forgetting the taking portion.

That’s all it took for her to say it. To me. Only to me. Always to me.

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