The Choice of Men

By the time he’d reached the street,  seething dialogue had erupted in his head, one voice incredulous, the other insistent.
You’re engaged?
I want to marry Ruth.
Want and desire are different. Desire matters.
I love her. The passion will follow.
Has it so far?
We’re great friends.
Friends?  Remember France?  What are you going to do in bed?

Paths of Thought, 2021