Learning To Love You More




Assignment #52
Write the phone call you wish you could have.

Courtney Kennedy
St. Louis, Missouri USA



Me: Hello?
Boy: Is this you?
Me: Yes, it is definitely me. Is this... you?
Boy: Well, I... got your message. I wanted to call you.
Me: I have a bad habit of sending letters I don't really mean to send.
Boy: It was good though, you needed something and you let someone know.
Me: I just... I had to tell you... I think... I think I love you, and I have loved you for years. Even though we haven't seen or talked to each other in months, I have loved you somewhere inside the whole time. I loved you strong and steady-like, almost like the heartbeat of a marathon runner... and I thought we'd be together someday, but now...
Boy: I'm with the Girl.
Me: Yes, you are so with the girl... and I've loved her too, the same way, except deeper... ocean deep.
Boy: Ocean deep? Damn.
Me: Yes! And now that you're together, I think something dying! Something is lost and can't be found again! And I was happy where I was, but now that I know I've lost this, that this love is wrong, I am crumbling.
Boy: Your love is not wrong.
Me: why?
Boy: It would be a miracle for more people to love and be loved like that. The whole world would be rid of its problems.
Me: you're right.
Boy: what you need to do is keep that love and let us see it when we need it, when the time is right. I will also tell you a secret: I too, have loved you. And we don't know what the future will bring.
Me: I will keep my love, for my love.
Boy: Yes. You will.