him:

hard, brown eyes

thick steps

no shine.

her:

quiet face

downcast

clenched fists.

them:

at sight,

eyes bright,

hardness melts away

hands relax

steps lighten

arms reach out

grasp for purchase

hands now clasped behind his neck,

hands now tight on her waist,

smiles now glow

as the distance between them diminishes.

electricity as lips meet,

hips rise, hands drop

always the smiles,

now whisperings

slow I love you's

eating away the previous

darkness and

hardness and

matteness.

me:

staring

can't take my eyes off their happiness

happiness that I used to have

they could be

should be

me

so I am now downcast

dark

hard

matte

because memories are only hard

when you can't make them anymore.