Today Is the Youngest We’ll Ever Be Again

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April 2, 2023 by The Citron Review

by D.E. Hardy


We need to stretch our bodies long and work each other until we’ve turned ourselves inside out because we’ve hit that age where sex isn’t about love or lust, it’s a form of protest; your knees, my arthritis—entropy is a one way street, baby—so put what’s left of your back into it because what we’ve got is your tongue, my fingers, the way our limbs lengthen when we come, the way our minds still afterward as we lay there, limbs looped, believing we’ve paused time.


D.E. Hardy’s work has appeared in X-R-A-Y Magazine, Lost Balloon, Flashback Fiction, New World Writing, among others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Microfictions, and has been anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2022. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be followed on twitter @dehardywriter and at


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