Smart. Accommodating. Intuitive. Equally needful.
Just not in the same way.
Called my parents' phone. Who is that nice sweet girl so polite who calls for you so often?
Beautiful. Still so, just different now.
20's. Found me a few years later. Upset, soft-hearted caressing apologies galore upon my face, my mid-section. Why.
Mid-teen clinging had been an insincere compensation for female self-esteem around others.
"SOOO SO sorry. I love you so much!"
The past is passed, I can take you home safely tonight.
She ran off.
Never saw her again.
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