Mr. Military

Last year, I was involved with a young man who has the outta sight, outta mind syndrome. Outta sight outta mind syndrome is when a lover is great with you face to face but when they don’t see you, they pretty much forget that you existed. Well this previous situation happened last summer and for about one year but once I realize that he wasn’t trying to be with me, I ended it. Plus after my uncle passed, I hadn’t texted or called since. Thanksgiving hits and I get a “How are you?” text. I ignored it. He sent me another text today and I sent a one word response and that’s it. I don’t have time for his temporary affection. Sure on paper, he’s wonderful: ten years in the military, educated, worldly. But, emotionally, he’s dead as a doorknob. I don’t miss being with him.

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