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We Can Work It Out  
by C.R.M. Nilsson

Darlene offers you a drink and you accept gratefully. I bite my lip. I feel like a child again – a child in trouble that’s been dragged to the headmistress’s office. It’s not a feeling I particularly enjoy.

“Look, I’m sorry,” I say.

“I’m sorry too,” you say. “I shouldn’t have said that.”

“No, you shouldn’t have. But I shouldn’t have been dismissive of your feelings. We’re acting like kids playing at being adults.”

I inhale deeply and wish I still smoked. Darlene comes back with a cup of coffee for you.

“I’ll leave you alone to talk,” she says firmly.


Copyright C.R.M. Nilsson 2010

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