My massage therapist closely examined my new 1/4 inch high tattoos of a quarter note on the front and back of my shoulder which I needed as permanent marks to indicate the precise placement of a medical device I use to treat chronic shoulder pain. The tattoos are pink, and look like they could be natural skin markings.
She said she imagined “future lovers” noticing them over time. I said, “Future lovers? Are there going to be future lovers?”
“I hope so. Do you really think Rex will be your last lover?”
“I don’t know, I thought Dirk (my estranged husband) was going to be my only lover, but I’ve had a few since we broke up, so you never know. Never say never.”
Fantasies flooded in. Our future lovers don’t have faces or names yet.
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