he loves you a different way every five seconds. you’re there, cooking some oatmeal. he loves you like mother when you pour the milk in the pot. he loves you like best friend when you spill the oats on the kitchen floor. he loves you like sister when you add the ingredients together too early. he loves you like lover when you turn the gas on. he loves you like carnivore when you grab the stirrer and take your sweet time brewing. he loves you like wife when you add brown sugar. he loves you like I-don’t-love-you-at-all when the meal is done. all of his love is true. all of it is at once.
this is Aziza Barnes. she sends the most important text messages, and wears really important pants.
aziza aziza your name goes backwards and forwards i love you.