She will turn you into immortality.
She will erupt in endless fantasies and metaphors and allegories every time you make love to her. She will whisper the secrets of an undiscovered universe while her fingers grasp for your hair or your back or your shoulders—aching to touch because she must touch something.
She likes to touch.
Date a girl who writes because she will listen to what you say. She will listen to what you do not say. She will listen to your movements and your desires. She will articulate the most elaborate pieces of your soul with words that seem to make no sense, but somehow, just do.
Date a girl who writes because she cannot hold back her emotions forever. You will wake up with scars on your body from fingernails that squeeze a bit too tightly in the throes of their mistress’ passion. But you will not bleed. Girls who write have short fingernails. This way, she can scribble her dreams for hours on end without losing her clasp on her favorite pen.
She will bring offerings and sacrifices of delicate language to the throne of her love. She will not demand respect, duty, or happiness. She will simply claim them.
She will devote a book to the contours of your face, at least two to your marvelous chest, and a lifetime of volumes to the rest.
Date a girl who writes because she learns naughty tricks from her imagination. She will want to try these on you when she works up the courage. When she does, try not to embarrass her further. Her mind is more sexually active than her body. This is a good thing.
Date a girl who writes because she has a way with words. She may stare off into space every now and again, but do not lose patience. She is only manifesting a verse or paragraph in her mind. She may mumble to herself at the oddest of times, but do not be too annoyed. She is only rolling upon her tongue that which she intends to later write. She wants to know what it sounds like. What it tastes like. How it feels to be said.
Date a girl who writes because she won’t change you. You won’t change her. You won’t even want to.
If you want a life that will last for centuries, a romance for the books, a heart that will beat upon dusty shelves ages after you have gone, date a girl who writes.
Or better yet, love her.
-honeyb, a reply to Rosemarie Urquico’s “Date a Girl who Reads”, and because you asked for it.
© 2011 Melissa A. Mears