Husband

I loved you the way a woman loves an alien that crashes in her yard. At first the alien is frightening in its unfamiliarity, but soon there comes a period of mystified joy. The woman is amazed that there can exist a body so unlike hers. She can even sleep on top of it, and when she wakes up it is still alien. Later the alien does things for her. She wakes up and it has arranged all the kitchen implements in some sort of symbol on the floor. Is it a symbol of love? Also in the night it sings to her, but only when it thinks she is sleeping. Later still, the woman realizes that the alien was actually a human being, and that the things she did to it were terrible.

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