The lovers arrive faces flushed
from the cold
The table is set
with plenty of deep-fried food and chocolate and
heart-smart salads on the side.
Cathy and Heathcliff both are there.
Having realized it is the 21st century,
they have completed anger management,
renounced co-dependency, and now
pour their passion into healthy things
like career and charitable causes
and eating salads – practicing forgiveness.
They do full-body workouts too, and wonder why
they are together. Across the room
Heloise has abandoned her habit;
Abelard reclaimed his member.
They dance every moon dance each
the other in
Illustration by Reza Sepahdari