The Language We Speak

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD  

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#The Language We Speak


“Text me when you get home, please.”
“Home Safe xx.”
“I need to go to the bottle-o.”
“Let’s go to Europe.”
“It’s hot girl summer.”
“I fucking love this song.”
“It’s so cold in here.”
“Please don’t speak over the top of me?”
“Just took an everything shower, I feel human again.”
“Did you hear that guy?”
“I broke up with him.”
“Feels needy if I text first, might wait.”
“I miss her.”
“Do you think it’s too soon to say ‘I love you’?”
“I love you.”
“I loveeee youuuuu.”
“Please don’t.”
“I’m getting my hair cut today, I’m so excited.”
“I fucking said no!”
“I had the craziest dream last night.”
“I need to read my tarot cards.”
“Leave me alone.”
“Guess what the cards said!”
“I’m going to his house, here’s my location.”
“Should I send this text?”
“Haha, if I don’t come back, you know where to look for me.”
“God, I love margaritas.”
“My tummy hurts.”
“I can’t find my underwear.”
“I woke up without my underwear on.”
“He insisted we not wear a condom.”
“Just keep walking, they’ll leave you alone eventually.”
“I’m tired.”
“Hi, I’m alone in the Uber, so just thought I’d give you a call.”
“I’m so so tired.”
“Make sure you lock the doors.”
“Excuse me I’m still talking.”
“Will you let me finish.”
“I said I’m not interested.”
“Mate, piss off.”
“Please, please, please.”
“Please listen to me.”
“I said no.”


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