An Unintentional Kindness

By Stranger

"Now in this scene," she begins, "your character treats me as a stranger."
"But you are a stranger," I reply. "You have always been a stranger, to me."
"Good, good," she says. "Good..."

"And you have never loved me. Everything anew," she commands.
"I have never loved you. How could I have loved you?" I ask.
"Thank you," she says. "Oh, perfect. Thank you..."

"Now hunger for me; long for me; ache for me," she demands.
"I do hunger. I do long. I do ache," I explain.
"Yes, yes," she cries. "Yes..."

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Copyright 2013 Stranger
Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, carlosjackal (2471)By person wrote:

    The subtlety here....The rereads that reveal more and more.....And that title.....

  • Lux On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Lux (318)By person wrote:

    I come back to this, as well, months later, and ever still foolish. It's such a.. such a delightful piece.

  • maddin foxxxy On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, maddin foxxxy (363)By person wrote:

    As always, evoking feelings one is not aware of having, until reading one of your works...perfect dose of sweet melancholy

  • BloodyMercy On Saturday, February 8, 2014, BloodyMercy (72)By person wrote:

    I feel like this could also be two people who know each other well, but view their paths separating... losing each other... this being their last attempt at finding each other again. Very enjoyable read.

  • Little_Zombie On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Little_Zombie (48)By person wrote:

    wow this is amazing.

  • Maladroit On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Maladroit (301)By person wrote:

    It's just clever. I've probably read it seven or more times. I know both of these characters. I've played both roles.

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