Ryan left for 10 days today. It’s the longest time we’ll have been apart since we started dating, and he’ll be without cellphone service (he’s seeing the Eclipse in Oregon).
He knew I was sad, so he brought me my favorite bagel with vegan cream cheese from the coffee shop down the street, and then..
I went to the kitchen table after he left and there were 10 pieces of paper tied up in red string, each with a day on them. I unrolled the one titled “today” and he had typed me a page-long poem about how much he loves me.
I have one for every day that he is gone, so I’ll never have to go a day without hearing that he loves me.