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My love shivers, like the sun.

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- Tell me what you see.
- I see you, and.. that's all I see.
- Don't look at me.
- You're beautiful. How can I not look at you?

She blushes.

- Look right in front of you. Stop looking at me.
- Okay.. He nods.
- What do you see?
- I see… I see the horizon.
- …and?
- And it's beautiful.
- Find another word for it.
- It's something far.
- What's the horizon?
- What is this? An interrogation?
- Not really, I just like to tease you.

He smiles

- So? What's the horizon?
- You're stubborn.
- You're breathtaking. And cute too, but only when teased.

They laugh; he looks at her and says.

- They say the horizon is this fictive line, right between the sky and the sea.
- …and?
- It's where the sky meets the sea. And you're so beautiful.
- I wanna reach the horizon.
- The horizon is nothing. It's a line drawn by painters, and since men like to label things, they gave it a name. And "horizon" sounded right for them.
- Let's name it something else.
- You're such a dreamy person.
- So?
- So I guess that's why you're so beautiful. Besides, we can't name it something that already has a definition. When you create a word, make sure nobody ever used it before.
-… I love you.
- I know.

They stop talking, stop looking at each other, and lay on the grass.

- Let's go.
- Wait, the sun just fell into the sea. Wait till the stars come out.
- The night won't be starry tonight. The clouds are hiding the stars.
- That's sad.
- You think?
- Yes, it's sad. It's such a beautiful night.
- I should be going soon.
- Stay a bit. For me.
- Alright. Miss Stubborn.
- Thankyou, mister wonderful.

He tickles her, and they laugh again.

- I've missed you.
- I know… It's okay. Please, don't be sad.
- It'll be okay. I'll be okay. I just missed you so much.
- I have to go.
- So it's true..
- What is?
- That there's no point in waiting for the stars when we can never touch them.
- What do you mean?
- Nevermind, it's just me and my dreamy thoughts.

He looks at her and smiles again.

- You're so beautiful. Keep that in mind. Now, let me go…
- I love you.

He kisses her.

- It'll be alright, don't be sad.
- You're my horizon.
- I can't breathe anymore. I really.. I should go.
- Stay.. stay.
- I can't.
- Your wings.. ,she whispers.
- My what?
- Nothing. You should go. You know that I'll still love you when you're away, don't you?
- I know.

He gets up, and leaves, while she's still laying on the grass.

She thinks to herself:
"How sad is it to wait for the stars, see them, yet not be able to reach them..?"
The cold weather doesn't bite my skin anymore. It paralyses me.

P.S: I just couldn't sleep last night before writting this down.


"Trois allumettes une à une allumées dans la nuit
La premiére pour voir ton visage tout entier
La seconde pour voir tes yeux
La dernière pour voir ta bouche
Et l'obscuritè tout entière pour me rappeler tout cela
En te serrant dans mes bras."
[J. Prevert]
translation here: [link]
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© 2009 - 2021 Prtoujours
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LooNz's avatar
here comes the sun, little darling.. I say it's all right =)
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sometimes I think things and you reply with things that keep me awake all night ...
fletchergull's avatar
a reply no matter how brain stimulating whether in a good or a bad way is always better than silence, the silence I have been enduring for the last 4 months... :)
All I can say is just- I love it!:)
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