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Descriptions of All the Boys I Have Loved

Boy no. 1: my first guy.

Strong and loud. Could carry the world without breaking a sweat. Taught me to whistle. Taught me to swear. Taught me never to throw the first punch, but always throw the last. Taught me how to fear. Taught me how to love.

Boy no. 2: my first kiss.

Shared PB & J’s without having to ask. Taught me what a crush was. Taught me how it feels when they like you back… hint: like getting sick. Freckles like constellations. I was the only one who liked your gap teeth and obsession with spiders.

Boy no. 3: my first heartbreak.

Tanned skin and chocolate eyes. Showed me sometimes I’m going to be the one. Once said you could talk with me for hours and then stopped for no reason. You acted like you were scared of my voice.

Boy no. 4: my last love.

Showed me that my past loves probably weren’t love at all.

I thank you for that every day.


Words by Danielle Gorman // Photography by Grecia Villa.

© 2017 Reef Magazine

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8 Comments

  1. grace says

    I love this!
    My own:
    1st – It was during school and we were desk partners. We’d fight like an old couple and laugh so hard it would disrupt the class. My friends asked me about you… “you two are so cute together!” They’d say. I denied it at first, but quickly realized I was developing a crush. You asked me out on a chairlift and we went to see Insurgent on our first date. I almost kissed you at our graduation party, but more people came and ruined the moment. I was mad at first, but I’m still thankful to this day.
    2nd – You were the first girl I ever had a crush on. It quickly faded, but when I hear your spunky voice and see your scattered freckles, I’m always taken back to that summer.
    3rd – I’m trying not to love you right now. I asked you to the holiday dance and you said no. I gave you another chance. I don’t think you realize how much I like you… you can’t pick up on these kinds of things easily. If you don’t like me, that’s ok too though.
    I still have never kissed anyone… nobody has been right yet I guess.

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    • danielle gorman says

      The fact that you liked the idea so much to give it your own spin makes me so incredibly happy. This was lovely! xx

      Liked by 1 person

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