“Define me in one word”, I said Hope gleaming in my eyes and an anxiety of the unknown twisting, gripping, turning my gut. You laughed lightly; beautifully flashing your perfect, perfect teeth You ****** in a sharp breath, Rolled your eyes back as if the word was glued to the inner of your skull Fidgeted. A dry, humourless laugh croaked past through my lips "Hot!" You said through your slightly smirking lips And I bit back the floods that welled my eyes the bile that rose up my throat as I realised the humiliation that I had reduced myself to. And The silence punctuated all the words unspoken.