By Sam Lipsyte
Submitted by Kirk, Blender-Keeper
Date: 2012 May 31
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from "The Republic of Empathy"

from Sam Lipsyte's short story "The Republic of Empathy":
"Is it too soon to say I love you?"
"Yes. No."
"Soonish I will say that I love you."
"And in the meantime?"
"I will merely love you."
(via the recent "Sci-Fi" double issue of the New Yorker)