A Lifetime

Is it the same?

After all this time, are we the same?

I don’t know. How would I know? How can I compare who we are now with who we were then…?

The years rolled on, shit happened. Evasions. Lies. Large and small hurts delivered in anger and in silence.

Shared memories and secret smiles. Mornings rushing around or sleeping in. Frenzied days and wild nights. Laughter … I don’t have to try to remember the laughter because we laugh still you and I.

I wasn’t looking to get married all those years ago, not that we could back then. I was looking to get laid and so were you…

And here we are, forty years on. Thinning hair, and rounding shoulders, and still looking to each other—to get laid.

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10 thoughts on “A Lifetime

  1. I LOOOOVVVVEEEE this, Aimer! Absolutely wonderful!!!! I’m in my only long-term relationship and You nailed it. We’re all human. But the laughter! The sweetness….it’s always there. Daily, pretty much. Space must be given to be human and we can all be assholes some days. I only saw love and truth in this and just realized it may be solely flash fiction; but if this is about Y’all….Congratulations!!! Yay and Cheers! ❤️

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