On Love

Matt hates cracking my toes. Says it gives him shivers. I once offered to give him a handjob if he cracked them for me, a good one too where I took my time, and he still said no.

This is how I know he thinks I’m going to die: he sits at the foot of my hospital bed cross-legged, cradling my heels in his lap and pulling on each toe until it pops.