We look so cute together.
That is what I think when I see us from the outside, and
I want more life with him.
We marked fifteen years this month
With a four-day stay in an apartment made from sparkling surfaces we hadn’t cleaned
And quiet evenings and riotous nights and lazy mornings.
We walked a two-mile pier into wind that made our ears burn
And we rambled through cathedrals
And graveyards and streets and bookstores.
We talked a lot
And we ate the tastiest that Buffalo had to offer.
Our favorite was an antique/ hipster/ groovy café
Where we knew all the songs
Where the coffee came with art
Where the table was a decoupaged masterpiece of color and texture.
We thought Why don’t we do this more often?!
Our children behaved beautifully for our parents and friends.
Then we came home and
Remembered. It’s the afterward that makes you suffer
But I would not trade those days of heaven
For the world.