Your sigh begets my feigned smile,
no notice drawn to the look far beyond
our collective current during an enduring
unforeseen we’d no time to convene
on whether we could weather this
storm together or warm to the
choice to destroy a pair in unvoiced
loneliness, deeply steeped in loving each
other no matter the pattern
painfully waning in desire still
quieting another sigh, and
lying through another smile.