That afternoon I smuggled lavender
behind his ear the weather was full
of bad intentions, although the sun
appeared to crack a smile.
As clouds began to scud and form
poems we were decoding became nothing
but kaleidoscopes of light and shadow.
My eyes swept up to read his face
- but it had already changed to something
unreadable and I wondered if the story
that was my face was dividing too.
I knew there were no more words
only other sounds he will not utter -
spilling into different oceans.