He pulled her in.
She, still for a moment, he, held on.
About to hold onto him, when he pulled away. Watery eyes starred at her,
A struggling quest for response.
Await a slightest expression.
Her eyes, saw sky, earth, air,
Everywhere but his eyes.
A chance to make sense of silence.
Heart racing, fingers intertwined.
Grip tense, eyes pleading.
“Tell me you love me” he whispered.
A calm nurture, afraid to disappoint.
“I care, more than love offers.”
A beauty, a quiet night, desperate for her affection.
“Never leave me. Promise you will never leave.”
She Wrapped her arms around his neck.
A close embrace. Kiss beside his lips.
A smile, a laugh of comfort.
Truth was sanity.
“Promises are not for me,” she whispered.
Watching every expression.
“I can’t promise you I will never leave you. But I will be here until you don’t need me.”