Photo: shooting stars against the backdrop of the Milky Way

Casting nets

The Perseids dart overhead, a school of fish in a boundless dark sea. I count them for you, trace a path along a river of stars. Trace, also, the pale curve of your shoulder.

“What did you wish for?” I ask.

Your eyes are bright. “An eternity of this.”


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