“hey, it’s been a while

how are you?”
not well? that really sucks
or this really great thing happened
that’s really exciting
I’m glad for you
or maybe
let’s see how things go.
play it cool. but never
just hey
instead: “I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and we had a really good time last week. I think it would be really cool if we met up for coffee later.”
wait for the inevitable
outcome of nothing. wait
for something else
guaranteed that any response
will surprise you.
don’t think too much about it
“has anything exciting
happened to you
since we last saw each other?”
responded with someone at work
just got promoted and
I think she deserved it or
nothing new at all or
I’m going to see a show again soon
maybe you should join me
change how you open then,
hide nothing in your words
“I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you. Last week
we had a great time, and I think
I want to spend the rest
of my life with you.”