Remember your look after she said “I love you”?
It was dumbstruck and a tear hidden in your cornea
Bobbing Adam’s apple and soundless lips agape
Remember the day you hit her?
The sun was almighty, sweat racing down your bodies
Her breath was hotter, shocked eyes raised to voice numb questions
Remember the day she said “I need some space”?
The air was musky, the window fogged
Your breath warmed the window in anger as you looked away from her
Remember the earth the day you were buried?
It was moist, soft, welcoming
Receptive of the carcass you had always been
I know as she looked when sand covered your casket
She smiled, they thought it sadness
Only I knew the shovel that bore sand was same with which she killed you