An Intrinsic Exquisite

perhaps nature

is using us to complete herself


never mind

she let it ring
" What if it's Alistair? What if he's saying come back to me darling, I was wrong ever to let you go. I love you more than..."

what could he love her more than?
than his other fucks?
than his business deals?
than being spoiled in the way his mother spoiled his invalid father?

I love you more than my bad habits, darling:
that's what he should say, she thought

and the likelihood that this was Alistair with such a message was absolutely nil