She tosses and turns, awake and uncomfortable. Her head is clear, her eyes tired and dry. She thinks back to the one that got away. Once she marvelled at the way their bodies used to fit together – how she noticed at their first embrace the way they melted into each other - no elbows and knees and chins getting in the way. She has always been able to close her eyes and go back into that embrace, relive it. Today, she can’t summon it up to fill the darkness around with memories. Her body has lost the imprint of that embrace, forgotten how he held her, how he stroked her hair and whispered in her ear. After 7 years, she is free.
But her new story of loss and yearning is only just beginning. How long will it take for her body to forget this one?