She'd love his three children as her own, proudly adding their photos to her wall of grandchildren. They would see and feel what I saw and feel: Once someone loves you, at any moment in time, with everything they have, there is no better reason to love a void. The void means you loved well.
I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.
His poetry saved my life. first saw slam-o's mysterious poetic aphorisms in downtown Philadelphia four years ago.