There is Nothing between us.
He shook off her touch, stalked away.
If you say so.
She shrugged, scuttled to her desk.
But then – after his final pronouncement, his own cruel words
– when Nothing was gone
he was the one confused, bewildered.
He missed it.
He wanted it back.
That sweet Nothing which used to be between them.
He looked to her
to find her heart again
through her eyes.
He smiled at her and went to speak.
She looked through him.
Beyond him, as if he were a ghost
There was nothing there.
what he had wantonly discarded,
only two short months before,
He wanted back.
He did not know how
He could not speak to her
about that which he had so easily denied.
This was not the Nothing
he had intended. (Images courtesy Google Images)