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I’d Sacrifice Anything Come What Might
The hotel on the canal is the ugliest establishment I’ve ever seen, but when we enter the dilapidated lobby, a Guatemalan woman is singing Sinatra’s “Oh, Look at Me Now.” I squeeze John’s hand. Serendipity. He smirks.
Mold scents our bedroom, which overlooks the murky canal. The smell of fish hovers. Paint on the walls curls upward. I refuse to look around, fearful of multi-legged creatures.
Instead, we hug and kiss, fall passionately onto the lumpy mattress.
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” rises through the thin floors. My fingers caress. Finite time echoes.
We have now.
Sascha Darlington 2/8/2018
32 thoughts on “I’d Sacrifice Anything Come What Might”
A Love that can overcome all odds and make the best of anything. So truly inspiring.
Beautifully written, Sascha. 🙂💕
Thank you so much, Moon! I appreciate your reading. 🙂
It’s nice that they’re so in love they can ignore the surroundings 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Beholding is in the eye of the neauty
Thanks, Neil. 🙂
A strong love – I imagine they’re on the run from something, maybe an affair? Very in the moment.
Thanks, Iain! 🙂
This is both sensual and scent-sual. Very nicely written. Love the last line.
Thank you, Rochelle! 🙂
Love conquers all. Delightful Sascha
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Thank you, Keith! 🙂
Love conquers all! Sweet and sexy.
Thank you, Dale! 🙂
Just goes to show that you can endure anything when you’re with the one you love! Nicely done.
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I’d be checking into a Marriot. 🙂
She must really be crazy about him! 😀 Very well penned as usual Sascha
Quite realistic. 💚 At first I was dubious, but then I decided, yeah intimacy would take priority in this scenario, and then thinking further, if there were say, a snake or a tarantula in the room, or a lot of smoke, that would take priority. I rather like the building, I’ve stayed at worse. 😃
I think youthful passion overlooks many, many things….maybe even the ones you said might take priority…you know, if they were noticed. : Thanks, Steve! 🙂
You’re welcome Sascha. I agree, everyone is different, and it’s about competing emotions, isn’t it? For some people, an enormous spider, oh I don’t know, say on the ceiling right above the bed, might be of concern. And the snake turned about to be a lizard anyway. 😄
Oh, I thought the snake might be freudian. heh
I’m not one for creepy crawlies, but unless they’re mosquitoes or ticks I don’t usually do away with them….but I don’t want them on me…although a pretty butterfly? lol
Haha. The wood ducks told me to make my (fictional) symbolism confusing.
lol. Good wood ducks, good wood ducks.
Oh with such company wallpapers and centipedes won’t matter
True that! Thank you, Bjorn. 🙂
Now, even with the mildew and centipedes, is better than never—I guess 🙂
Thanks, Linda! 🙂
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Thank you for reading! 🙂