she had bruise coloured lips and tearstained eyelids,
but her nose was perfect and
she had bottomless eyes-
they were the kind of blue
that people got lost in.


he had skinny legs and ears that forgot to listen some days,
but on other days when
his eyes remembered to see, all he wanted
to do was drown himself
in her ocean-irises;
he wanted to forget how to breathe.

[because breathing wasn't worth it without her.]