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.