Middle Child Complex

if a girl likes me a lot
and starts getting real nervous
and suddenly begins asking me funny questions
and looks sad if I give the wrong answers
and she says things like,
“Do you think it’s going to rain?”
and I say, “It beats me,”
and she says, “Oh,”
and looks a little sad
at the clear blue California sky,
I think : Thank God, it’s you, baby, this time
instead of me.

— from “It’s Raining In Love,” Richard Brautigan  (via valse-des-fleurs)

(Source: commovente, via valse-des-fleurs)