“The Renaming” / Memorable Fancies #2420

[“…to receive a new name even as we rename the object.” – Kenneth Gross ]

She renamed me. To herself, you know, as a way of knowing me, as she might rename a pet or house plant. But I renamed her too, to myself. One day, we admitted to each other what we’d done.

“And what’s your name for me?” we both asked, nearly in unison. And we answered, nearly in unison. And then we each turned and left, betrayal in our ears.

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