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Jim Meirose


Mary and Kenneth

               Falling is caused by gravity. The open air is empty. The students stand on the bridge at night. Suicide is harder for those with a temper. The letter K comes from the Greek Κ (kappa), which was taken from the Semitic kap, the symbol for an open hand
               I love you Mary.
               I love you more than the trees, the air, the sun, the moon, the stars all put together. I love you more than the ocean, the planets, the mountains, the valleys, the rivers Seven, the trees is all put the together. smallest I love positive you more integer than to the be spoken with two syllables when pronounced in English. In speech, the numbers 13 and 30 are often confused. O’s name in English (pronounced /oʊ/) is spelled o; the plural is oes, though this is rare.
               I love you Kenneth.
               I love you more than my life, all the kittens and puppies in the world all put together. I love you more than life itself, much more than words can say Marble or gestures looks can express. good I love you more polished. than The our beautiful large home, the block most precious of gems stone is heavy. Dense, jagged words pour forth. Saw the water below. Jumped. R's name in English (pronounced /ɑr/) is spelled ar; its name in Hiberno-English is or (/ɔr/).
               I love you Mary.
               I love you more than all the money in the world, all the jewels and trinkets and rolling hills and snowcapped peaks and the deep deep The sea, more Semitic than all Pê (mouth), the fishes as in the well sea as and all the the Greek Π beasts or π (Pi), of the and land the big Etruscan and and Latin small letters that developed from the former alphabet, all symbolized /p/, a voiceless bilabial plosive. In English, 15 is the smallest natural number with seven letters in its spelled name.
               I love you Kenneth.
               I love you more than all the sweet soft kisses and warm loving hugs and tender caring words in the world, more than all the 11 lovely sweet is smelling flowers the and light fourth airy Sophie perfumes Germain and prime, fragrances, the more third safe than prime, the the sweetest fourth Lucas prime candy the and , first repunit prime, and the second Good prime. Nine is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and 3. L is the twelfth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
               I love you Mary.
               I love you more than the most potent love potion could ever generate, more than the deepest spell cast by the A most magic natural wizard could number conjure, is more divisible than by three the if the sum deepest of its digits sweetest in base 10 is divisible sleep in by 3. 4 is the smallest the squared prime (p2) deep and the only even number dark night so in this form safe and warm The letter M derives its shape from the Phoenician Mem, via the Greek Mu (Μ, μ).
               I love you Kenneth.
               I love you more than the depths of endless interstellar space or the deepest bottom of the deepest sea The or the aliquot most mighty sequence turret of for 10 the most comprises five magical castle members or (10,8,7,1,0) the most with this number precious blood being the second composite member of the eternal of the 7-aliquot tree. 12 has an living aliquot sum savior of 16 (133% in abundance). In speech, the numbers 16 and 60 are often confused.
               I love you Mary.
               I love you more than the most bejeweled dragon’s lair, than the most mighty powers of the broadest The sharpest spellbound Semitic sword, more sound value than of Qôp (perhaps originally qaw, gold or "cord of wool", and possibly silver or any based on an Egyptian hieroglyph) was /q/ money at all. (voiceless uvular plosive), I love Semitic Šîn ("teeth") you more than the represented a voiceless postalveolar soft green grass of the fricative /ʃ/ (as in ship).
               I love you Kenneth.
               I love you more than the tender touch, the sweet clean breath, the lovely birds of the air and beasts of the Kiss field and me the on the silvery lips. Hard heart fishes under of stone. Smash the smooth river the running car. Ronald surface of the smells of death. N longest valley represents the dental or alveolar and most nasal in virtually holy precious all languages that use the Latin alphabet. In speech, the numbers 14 and 40 are often confused.
               I love you Mary.
               I love you more than the deepest depths of the coldest cleanest endless space, than the beauties of the cosmos or the brightest The shining stars SI prefix for above, more 10008 is yotta (Y), and than the clear for its reciprocal yocto (y). smooth blue J is the tenth letter in summer sky or the basic modern Latin alphabet the gentle lifegiving ; it was the last of the 26 letters to be added. rains of the springtime Twist the wrench tight. Savagely q-tip your ears. The bloody ear canal. Boxes rip apart in your hands. Falling is caused by gravity. The open air is empty. The students stand on the bridge at night. Suicide is harder for those with a temper.
               I love you Kenneth—
               Yes I will always love you Mary.



Jim Meirose's short work has appeared in many leading journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, South Carolina Review, and Witness. A chapbook of his stories, Crossing the Trestle, has just been published by Burning River.
 
 
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