She rehearsed her words fastidiously
Engrossed in her thoughts of future conversations
Jaywalking across streets of speed and muscle
To get to the point
“I can prove the sky to you”
She said
“Measured carefully from horizon to horizon
Indelibly etching clouds that nevertheless transition”
She said
“Permanently temporary
Always sometimes there
Constantly changing
Just like you”
He put his hand on the small of her back
Taken by the bold softness
Leaning in with care
Whispering into her ear softly
He said
“If I have nowhere to wind down
Where will I wind up?”

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