The sunset and the stars glistened through the window
Lighting the room just enough for me to make out your curls
It helps that I twirled them in my fingers for hours
Memorizing their texture and pattern more purposefully than my chemistry notes
I know your favorite tv show is on in the background
The wide smile and chuckle escaping your lips remind me every so often
Eventually, my eyes become heavy
The twirls in my fingers create to become harder to complete
Your full lips kiss my forehead
The room goes dark as my eyelids close and the tv is silenced.
The sunset and a different group of stars glistening through my window
Just enough lighting to be reminded of how empty the bed is
It helps that at home I have a queen as opposed to your dorm room twin
Knowing that space next to me is exactly your size haunts me more than ever
Your favorite tv show is on in the background
The tear trickling down my face reminds me every so often
Eventually my tears dry
My grip on the pillow becomes loose as my hands fall asleep
Your lips don't make their way to my forehead
The room goes silent as my laptop closes and my eyes go dark.
The sun sets and another galaxy glistens through his window
Just enough lighting to be reminded how he is not you
It helps that his hair is pin straight
Lacking texture and pattern that has never been repeated by another's
I know his favorite tv show is on in the background
His wide smile and chuckle remind me every so often
The sounds of this show don't make my eyes heavy
I stay wide awake and move my fingers over his chest
My lips kiss his forehead
I silence the tv and observe as his eyelids droop and the smile leaves his lips.
And I am convinced I will forever crave you.