Black Short Stories : Love Games-(Belated Valatine)

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    Loves Games

    There was a time when they
    would cuddle in front
    of the TV
    eating
    Hagen Das
    out
    of
    large
    cream
    bowls.
    Put on
    weight
    and
    not give a ****
    because love was blind,
    for a while
    at least…
    Finish off
    each other
    sentences,
    then play
    Trivial Pursuits
    and laugh at
    those ridiculous,
    pretentious,
    impossible
    questions.
    Play pictorial
    with friends
    and cheat!
    discreetly,
    mouthing
    the relevant clues
    when the other players
    weren’t watching.
    There was a time when
    they would
    beat each other
    at cards,
    backgammon, pool,
    the conundrum on
    Count Down.
    Pit wits against
    each other
    during the
    $64,000
    Who Wants to be
    A Millionaire
    ?
    question.
    Tussle over the duvet.
    Elbow,
    kick
    and
    bite
    each other
    in
    semi-violent
    playful
    controlled
    aggression.
    Get drunk
    on cheap
    French/German wine
    make glorious
    love.
    But
    resist
    the urge
    to turn away
    moments
    later
    unwittingly giving off
    negative rays.
    Or commence
    arguing over
    the small stuff
    in some
    utterly pointless
    zero end-game.

    There were also time when they would
    miss each other
    like crazy-mad,
    chat on the phone
    for hours,
    reluctantly
    hanging up:
    You first
    No, you first,
    Then wander into the bedroom,
    stretch out
    and suddenly…
    become aware of
    the others left-over scent,
    and wish they were
    there,
    with them,
    when the lights were out
    and the streets were quiet
    and dogs were barking
    and a couple in the flat,
    above
    or below
    were making love
    and a baby was crying
    and they were
    laying
    there
    all alone.

    There were times when they would
    stand in a crowd
    and feel like
    the
    only
    two people
    on earth
    or at least the only
    one’s that mattered
    Snore loudly
    and fart
    like a trooper in bed
    because ‘blowing off’
    in the dead of night
    made them giggle and
    laugh.
    Take
    lengthy
    baths,
    or showers
    together
    And in the morning,
    share the only
    pitiful
    toothbrushes
    on hand.
    Discuss
    the news,
    weather,
    having kids
    marriage,
    joint-bank accounts.
    Wear embarrassing matching outfits.
    Adopted
    speech-patterns
    while unconsciously
    imitating one another’s
    silly quirks
    and
    daft mannerisms.
    Hold hands,
    while walking down the street,
    in public
    in daylight
    sitting on a park bench
    on a beach,
    in Spain, Brazil, Senegal or
    Tahiti,
    thanking
    God over
    and over again
    for
    a
    life
    with
    the most
    perfect of
    human
    companions
    imaginable.
    There was a time….
     
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