Break it Down III

“..And once she lay over against me late in the night and she started talking.. her breath in my ear..and she just went on and on, and talked faster and faster, she couldn’t stop, and I loved it. I felt that all the life in her was running into me too, I had so little life in me..her life, her fire, was coming into me, in that hot breath in my ear, and I just wanted her to go on talking forever right there next to me, and I would go on living. like that, I would be able to go on living. Without her, I don’t know.”

Excerpt from Lydia Davis’ Break it Down (1986) 

Lincoln Clarkes, Heroines, Auguest 9, 1998
from Heroines, Lincoln Clarkes August 9, 1998.

 

 

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