Parity.

She doesn’t deserve you. The way you make excuses for her When she misses an appointment Sleeping through your texts and calls. “It’s ok, it was a last minute arrangement anyway.” How she ignores your texts At her convenience But laments You don’t care about her When you don’t call for a day. “I miss … More Parity.

Will & Grace.

Will you ever know the width of my grin when I read a text from you the pitch of my laughter when you tell a joke or the number of times my heart beats in a minute whenever you’re close?

Glow.

With furrowed brows, she stares at the wall of text on her laptop screen – its brightness inevitably creates a gentle glow against her cheeks. A low, resigned sigh leaves her mouth as she rests her chin against the back of her hand. Her mobile phone buzzes.

Safe.

He doesn’t (mustn’t) know that he’s her tender spot the one that goes unnoticed till she rummages through her cluttered emotions on a quiet night He makes her laugh in ways he doesn’t realise she stores these moments in the abyss of her mind occasionally retrieving them for a private chuckle on a balmy afternoon