And then I died
I sought the comfort of your eyes
Desperately, only to catch them petrified.
I watched those lights swimming in brown go out
Abruptly, one by one. And then I died.
You bought me paper roses, who's bland
Crimson I did not fancy and brusquely shoved aside.
Then the lights switched to green and I heard the
Faintest rustle of those lifeless flowers. And then I died.
You laid your hand on mine while everything outside
Drowned in pools of chaos. Tentatively I turned to my side
As needles of blinding gold pricked through my half-shut eyes and
Your fingers clenched, interlocked with mine. And then I died.
You said we'd always be together, and I never wanted to be
Woken from our personal, cliched trance. Terrified,
You cried out my name, covering me in vain as the brakes
Screeched and the evening sky cracked. And then I died.