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He smells of the city when he comes through the door –
metalandoilandmudandrainandnight –
and strides across the floor, two quick steps.

His cheek on yours is cold
and prickled with stubble.

He is a working man,
and the hands that settle awkward on your shoulders
are rough and coarse.
They are not beautiful hands,  the ones that touch you now,
this evening,
not like the hands you might have dreamt of
when you were a little girl.
They are better at constructing machinery
at organizing metallic chaos into a functioning whole
something that moves
and clanks
and belches out smoke.

There are still drops of rain
strung along his wiry, shortly-cut hair
rain carried in from the London streets
and from the cold cold bluster of weather
that swirls and throws itself against the rattling windows.

He does not understand poetry for the life of him
but the whisper of 'I missed you'
in your ear
is sweet enough
and true enough
and your heart could swell for the love of him.
NaPoWriMo - Day Ten.

A random romance between a random lady and her random Victorian working-class husband. Because love is found everywhere, guys! Even if you do smell of machine oil and unhygienicness.
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hannahlily Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, so lovely, its so sweet and makes me giggle somehow cos its joyful!
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well thank you!
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MercyAntebellum Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
twoo dat. :heart:
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yus. :heart:
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MercyAntebellum Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is there a point to you spamming me with links to this? Really? Or do you just feel like being cruel?
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MercyAntebellum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought you might just want a picture of ollie, that's all.

if you don't like it, i'll take it down.
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you did kind of give me all these photos the day after they were taken, and I do check my dA inbox.

It's your photo; you may do with it what you will.
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MercyAntebellum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah of course.

:iconbowtieplz:
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Writer
Lovely images in this. :heart:
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