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.