he put her "back together again"
break up after next, for 10 years.
each time wouldn't interfere;
it'd be crass, wrong timing
then she'd rebound
to someone else. (zut.)
round four she declared herself
"unlovable". he disagreed, said
"I love you." she said, "no,
I mean lovable *that* way."
"yes". he said.
"but you never date women.
"no, I've been waiting, for you."
"but you're my gay friend!"
wonder what happened eventually.
candor -- the damaging policy?