How It Should Be

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By Anonymous

(Originally published on 10.5.2015)

Have you noticed how I linger now when we embrace?
How I press my face into your blouse and inhale,
fight the urge to take a chunk of your flesh between my teeth,
let it dissolve on my tongue?

Because you are where I
should be.

You are what I
should be, and

We is how it
should be.

When I leave,
[perhaps you notice this, too]
I don’t look back—
Won’t.
I set my jaw, pocket my fists, and march,
eyes always forward.

Is that what you do, too?

8 thoughts on “How It Should Be

  1. Not sure if this is the chap or the girl talking, but whoever they want to take chunks out of should run – far and fast and for as long as possible.
    Nice short story with creepy overtones 🙂

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    1. I do remember that intense feeling, of not physically being able to be close enough to my partner, of almost wanting to be able to climb inside his skin.
      That all sounds a bit too Silence of the Lambs, doesn’t it …

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