Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ring

I watch
you
step into the
cafe with a
sad
smile.

It happened
again.

I seethe
inwardly, knowing you're
here
to tell me
things
I
already know,
we
already
know.

I nod your
way,
pointing at the
two
hazelnut lattes
I got for
us.

You
smile.

You make your
way towards
me,
every step
ringing
in my
ears.

I notice
 the sway of your hips
 the gleam on your ring finger
 the skip my heartbeat makes

You notice
me
too.

You place your
bag
on the
table, and ask me about
life.

Words
tumble
from my
lips
while thoughts of
us
run through my
head.

You laugh.
You agree.
You know.
You
sigh.

You touch my
hand.
You touch my
heart.

"I can't anymore,"
you whisper,
 softly
 lovingly
 crushingly.
"You know that."

I look into your
eyes and see the
pain in
mine.

You extend your
hand,
touching
my gold
ring, and shake your
head.

And leave.


Written as response to a prompt from raskolnik_.

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