201 French verbs, fully conjugated, don't come close
By Jaime Warburton
104. Posséder: Numbering the functional times our hands touched seemed reasonable.
8. Partir: I count ahead six hours to find you. As it happens, you are most likely in bed.
63. Inquiéter: I am sure I will wake up foolish.
197. Coucher: No one is moving in upstate New York but a raccoon.
72. Hésiter: It would be cool to show you Andromeda. I mean, if you wanted to see it.
49. Oser: The most important sentence to learn in any language: is your husband home?
133. Vaincre: Actually, I like your husband a lot.
25. Pécher: While you are gone, I drink your brand of tea.
Jaime Warburton (MFA, Sarah Lawrence) lives in Ithaca, NY, where she is an assistant professor of writing who does a lot of vegan cooking and sometimes dresses up her cat. You can find her work in, among other places, decomP magazinE, Dark Sky, Word Riot, The Collagist, The Silenced Press, Storyscape, The Broome Review
, and her chapbook, Note That They Cannot Live Happily
(Split Oak Press). Visit her at jaimewarburton.weebly.com
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