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Say Anything

“We have to find a way to make you less afraid of me.”
I didn’t know how to respond. We were standing in the kitchen making dinner. He handed me a plate as I lost my appetite.All I could think was that there must be something wrong with me.
I don’t have anything to say.
We took our plates to the living room and sat down on the couch. He asked me what I wanted to watch.
“I don’t care, whatever you want to watch.”
As long as there was something on the screen I wouldn’t have to think of something to say.
I kept thinking that someone else should be sitting in my place. Surely he knows he can do better.
I felt comfortable sitting on the couch, my legs stretched out over his lap. Yet, I was still on the edge of my seat. Waiting for him to change his mind. He looks over at me and winks.
I wink back and wonder why it’s so hard for me to realize that someone could look at me that way and mean it.
“Yusuf,” he said.
“What?” I asked.
The way he was looking at me told me something was happening. My heart c…