#3: Yes, My Love, Everything’s Great

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I could feel it burning as I stepped outside the house: my face, as if the air were a curtain of fire, or a pool of acid. You asked me if everything was all right this morning and I told you yes, just as I jumped from my chair when my phone vibrated on the table during breakfast.
​I had meant to tell you today. I had meant to tell you yesterday. I had meant to tell you a month, two months, several months ago. It was a party and we were both drunk, she and I, and we laughed, and we had stepped outside the house. I messaged you, good night, my love, I’m going to be late. You texted, take care. 

You asked me if everything was all right this morning and I told you yes. I will probably tell you yes again tomorrow, and maybe the day after that. Every day will be a series of yeses that will grow fainter and fainter until we will only have this quiet between us. And maybe by then, I won’t need to explain anything anymore. 

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