the moon gave us no light
and the stars hid themselves in fear
at the brilliance of our love
at the way our hearts caught fire.
i looked at you and felt the pain in your chest.
i glanced away from the hurt swimming in your eyes;
but i could not hide from it, love.
because even when we are apart,
i am aware of your essence.
i wanted to cry, i wanted to scream.
and you did too, it was written in your voice.
etched in the tightness of your throat.
thinly veiled in the softness of your murmur.
but you didn't. and i didn't.
we just stood there in silence.
with our hearts embracing.
in an empty room.
while the world spun recklessly by us.
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