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I Love You

November 16, 2019


Now you’ll probably know this
but to my 10-year-old-self it came as a shock that the English language
has only one word for you you singular and you plural is the same Perhaps that’s why for years I felt like the words I love you never meant much in English
I mean I love you what the hell does that mean? Perhaps that’s why for years I traded I love yous through bodies savoured them in
the shape of half-forgotten phrases seni sevyiorum
je t’aime I love you
means nothing I only learnt to say it from Hollywood films this is the kind of love that
needs to be rehearsed and directed that needs to be trimmed, tucked and take two ‘I love
you’ scene so I practised I love you I love you I love you I love you
I love you I love you I love you IloveyouIloveyouIloveyouIloveyouIloveyouIloveyouIloveyou I repeated the words until they became nothing
but sounds until they’d lost all meaning so that when I met you and I got to know you
and I got to and I wanted to tell you there were no words left to say it with
the old ones felt like they’d been patched up and resold in one too many charity shops
and our love our love deserved something brand new, so what if this time I tell you not the words you want to hear or even ones
you’ll understand what if this time I tell you in my mother tongue, my father’s stories, my ancestors’ songs jag älskar dig på sätt du aldrig kommer förstå med ord du aldrig kommer lära dig uttala rätt jag älskar dig med en tyngd ditt språk inte kan bära because I love you means nothing It’s the chorus of a pop song and the only logical response is YEAH but what if this time, what if this time I tell you in the adjectives of admiration In the vowels of wonderment in the consonants of companionship vi är större än ord Will you understand, how for you, for you I will relearn the meaning of home? For you I will twist my tongue around
new conjugations for you I will finally learn the proper use of the word we

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