there is a delicate relationship between gaurdienne and tenant in france.
when i first showed up in my new building the gaurdienne
shook her head and made disappointed clucking noises:
"elle a beaucoup des choses, beaucoup, beaucoup"

ouais, je sais.

after unloading i said thank you in portuguese
(her native language).

two weeks later, we're like two peas in a pod.
friday night i came home to these flowers next to my door.

when i thanked her, she laughed and said
she bet that i wish they were from someone else
(i guess she was implying a suitor?).

oh, and the third is my budding crystal collection.

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