Anna S.

Arthur

Downstairs, left door
Alone
Tile, dark, cold
Alone
Twitchings, shudders

Upstairs, first door
Alone
Bed, quilt, warmth
Alone
Yearnings, rippings

Out of warmth, step by step
Downstairs, left door
Together
Dark, cold, yet
Together

Still twitching, shuddering
Setting off

Still yearning, ripping
Giving the push

Sharp ragged breaths
One grasping for time
The other battling emotion

Dimly misting eyes
One glazing over, futile fighting
The other brightly lit, surrender
Finally overflowing

Find each other, eyes lock
Sense of understanding, consent
Agreement

Breaths slowly settle
Blinks begin to lengthen
Harmonized

Together,
Together,
Together?

Alone.





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