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Explaining Why I Love You

by Ryan W. Bradley

Every night when I leave work I get in my car and drive the back way out of town. You know: up through the park, and then cutting through the neighborhoods on the hill. The sun is always in my eyes, but the further into winter it gets my shift's end starts to coincide with the sunset. I'm sure the colors are beautiful, but I can't see them because I'm colorblind. You know that already. So, I imagine you in the passenger seat, because I know at the stop sign on the corner of Laurel Street you would tell me to close my eyes and then you would describe every hue until my eyes opened again at the touch of your lips on my cheek.

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Ryan W. Bradley is currently working on his MFA in creative writing from Pacific University. He has published poetry and fiction, and is compiling a memoir of the time he spent working construction in the Arctic Circle. He lives in Southern Oregon with his wife and two sons. You can read his blog here.

8 comments:

Joe said...

A really nice, heartfelt six. Excellent on many levels. Look forward to more of your sixes.

Kevin Michaels said...

Very nice.
KM

Madam Z said...

You may be "color-blind," but you're good with black and white. The sixth sentence is so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Nice.

David said...

I like how the scene dissolves in the end into sensations.

Robb Todd said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This is delightful. The closeness of their relationship is touching.

Jeanette Cheezum

Ryan W. Bradley said...

Thanks all! I look forward to more sixes.

-Ryan