We argued all night. 

For the life of me, I have no clue why. 

You started it, I took the bait. 

Now we’re sitting at opposite ends of the same couch,

Two sets of eyes, set in different directions. 

I turn to you, touch your shoulder-

They stiffen under my hand. 

Voice soft, I beg you to look at me. 

Your eyes are red, hurt filled. 

The pain etched in every line on your face. 

How could I have doubted you?

Questioned whether I belonged with you?

Weeping in each other’s arms-

Clasped so tight, air struggles to get through-

Hearing, feeling, grasping, the truth of our love

For the first time.