50 Words

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand
& the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow.
I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep
& there are no words for that.
—Brian Andreas

Brian Andreas * (1956– ) is the pen name of Kai Andreas Skye, an American writer known for his simple and poetic short stories of 50–100 words (this one has 53). Men would be well advised to print this one out to put on your loved one’s pillow to find tonight.

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