1.
It was the most fun they’d each had in years, following the smell of each other down the rabbit hole and into the room where all the sexual positions were different, unlikely to please yet delightfully proving otherwise, where the water by the bed never wanted for slivers of ice, where the soup tasted like it had basil in it, picked from the pot by the window, the pot they bought from a stall along the highway that brought with it a lively discussion of saffron and anise and cumin and the extravagant vocabulary for spice, the window framing the heft of a mountain they said they would climb and did.

2.
It was fun, the years of each other down the rabbit hole and in the room where all the sexual positions pleased delightfully, where the bed never wanted for taste and the extravagant vocabulary for spice.

3.
The smell of the room, otherwise, had basil in it, pot from a stall along the highway, a lively discussion, saffron and anise and cumin, a mountain.

4.
The pot brought with it a lively vocabulary for the window framing the heft of a mountain they said they would climb and did.

5.
They wanted slivers of ice, soup from the pot, a stall of saffron and anise and cumin, a mountain they would climb.

6.
They had each other to please and prove want, slivers of ice tasted and picked from the pot by the window.

7.
Years down, the unlikely otherwise, the want stalled along the highway.