“The first night living together,
we piled our suitcases in the corner;
warmed up a frozen pizza,
and sat crisscross applesauce
under a broken coffee table,
drank water in paper cups,
and tried to imagine how our lives
would grow within these walls.
We were two lovers
living on the floor,
bare rooms and battered blinds.
All we had to boast for
is a padded air mattress,
a set of silverware,
and a cactus that somehow
survived the winter.
We had everything.”

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