The halls of the place endless. Fluorescent lights lined up one against the other, a line of cattle ready to be slaughtered, a line of people voting on Election Day. Cold cold cold. He shivered.
He shivered outside. The benches wet, trees inside giant flower pots. Couples walked close together, their body heat transferring from one to the other. He looks at a couple, he sees himself.
They walked together down the street, together, together. Him and her both exhausted, coffee stains on her shirt. He spilt it when they met. But now they walked back to his home together. Arm around, her neck warm, her smile warm, his heart warm.
He sees himself back in that moment. He remembers that warmth.
Cold, wet, tired is all he was now. Envious, a tad. He walked home, glanced at his window.
Cheap wine dancing. Slow careful peaceful. All he waited for was to see her face, her eyes, her hypnotizing smile again after every turn. Moonlight shined in through the window. The lousy-empty decorated room was full with her in it. She leaned toward him, slowly closed his eyelids, grabbed him by his jaw –
She stares at his eyes, his lips, his eyes, his lips, smiles.
He stares at her lips, her eyes, her lips, her eyes, smiles.
She closes her eyes, turns her head, opens her eyes, looks at sky, closes her eyes.
He regrets. He’s confused. He closes his eyes, listens to the music.
The halls of the place endless. He shivered. A man walks past him, the song leaks from his headphones. He shivered. He’s confused. He opens his eyes. He walks into the room, she’s asleep. He holds her hand, it’s cold.
They walked down together down the street, together, together.
A man drove past him, past them.
A man taken by the spirits.
A car took them together, together – no, it took just her.
His heart shatter, her skull broken, in pieces.
He steals an x-ray of her broken skull.
He holds her hand, it’s cold.
She opens her eyes, stares at his lips, his eyes, his heart.
She holds his hand, it’s warm,
She leaned toward him, slowly closed his eyelids, grabbed him by his jaw –
He leaves the hospital.
He looks at the x-ray of her broken skull, all the pieces now together, together, together.