And so her lips divided once,
And nervous,
Broke the air
To meet my own.

I held my breath,
And split the silence
With a sigh
Of seven years in waiting,
Letting go
Of an entire youth
Spent with a wondering thought-
A 'what if' voice,
That softly whispered doubts
Of magic
Broken by that kiss-

That voice is silenced.

What a life.