Gently he caressed her skin.
Kissed her shoulder.
Squeezed her body with his arms.
He’s leaving, taking most everything with him.
He departs with a smile on his face – adventure awaits.
She feels a pull, a sinking feeling between her ribs and lungs.
Engines roar, tires turn, then silence.
The home they build, a piece at a time is lifeless.