Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bathroom Monologue: Mercy, Kind of Mind

"No, you go on. I'll wait here. I don’t mean to drag you down."

"You never do! Sometimes you remind me to slow up. I need that. Here."

"Thanks. I just get tired so easily. I hate it."

"I don’t. You’re comfy to lean on when we sit together. Like this."

"Ow. Hey, ow."

"Sorry, did that hurt?"

"I bruise too easily, too… And the acne? At my age? How do you even look at me?"

"Because those aren’t the things I stare at. Honey, I’ve never even noticed."

"People are always judging at me when we walk together. You have to notice that. It has to weigh on you."

"I haven’t noticed it weighing. But it bothers you?"

"Really. What would you change about me?"

"Well… Some of your anxieties could go."

"Only some? My bitching alone--"

"—could be scaled back. I couldn’t get rid of all the flaws altogether, though. Then you wouldn’t be you anymore."


  1. It seems more a bathroom dialogue this one! Love it anyway! Here I awarded you with the Super Sweet Blog Award and Sunshine award! Check here! http://frannychallenge.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/super-sweet-blog-award-and-sunshine-award/

  2. Nice scene here, and being married as long as I have, I can see so much truth in there.

  3. Haha, I can also relate! Would any of us be US without our flaws? Or would we be little carbon copies of each other? Loved it. So true.

  4. That was sweet. Especially the last line. =)

  5. I agree with the last line. Great piece.

  6. Very nice, John...you've captured a truly romantic moment :)


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