A Place of Absorption

“It’s hard to know what to do when someone says, “this is the knife I was going to use to kill you.” On a cold day in January, he holds a box cutter up to my face, runs it in front of my neck, his expression placid as flat water, and then walks calmly back over to a cardboard box that sits on the other side of the room waiting to be sliced open. It’s hard to know what to do when that same person, later, says he loves you.”

Katherine Laidlaw – Hazlitt – March 2017

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