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The seventh time Billy fell in love, he was sure it was real

This time it was real

It had to be

 

And she had long black hair and deep dark eyes

And she laughed a lot

And she sang ok

Just ok

 

Her name was strange

And she liked the same things Billy liked

Like Japan and video games

And cooked really well

 

And until he was sure, Billy decided to be her friend

And he walked her to her mom’s car

And he waited for her to leave

Waving from the curb

With a smile on his face

 

And one day before the biology exam

He asked her to be his girlfriend

And she said “Let me think about it”

And it was a Friday

Billy didn’t sleep for three days

 

She didn’t say anything until Monday

On Monday, she said yes

And Billy was happy

And he hugged her

And they didn’t kiss

 

Billy had heard about kisses

In summer camp he had kissed a girl

In a game of spin the bottle

It was a very ugly girl

 

She never laughed

Her eyes were not pretty or big

And she spent her time telling people what to do

Billy really wanted to kiss someone else

But didn’t

 

So Billy and his girlfriend, they started dating

And they went out to the movies

And they didn’t kiss inside the theater

And they went together to coffee houses

And held hands

 

Once at a friend’s house

They were alone in the garden

And Billy knew they were very much in love with each other

And he asked if he could kiss her

And she said yes

And they kissed

They had been dating for three months

 

They were in a band together

He played the bass and she sang

She sang ok

Just ok

 

And she had long black hair and deep dark eyes

And she laughed a lot

Really, she laughed quite a lot

Maybe more than Billy would have liked

 

She would bake him cookies sometimes

And sometimes she would shout at him

And treat him really badly

And order him around

She ordered him around quite a lot

Maybe more than Billy would have liked

 

And he fell out of love with her

He knew he had

He had to break up with her

And didn’t know how

 

He was a very nice young man

Maybe too nice for his own good

And he did not want to break a heart

They had been dating for six months

 

They finished high school and started college

He studied computers, she studied law

And Billy could not take it anymore

 

They fought every week

For increasingly dumb,

Sometimes non-existent reasons

 

One day, Billy had to put a stop to it

And he broke up with her

She cried in front of him, and he did not

He cried in another room, alone

They had been dating for a year and seven months

The End

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