In the final moments of light

His eyes stare into the black abyss of her soul

He wonders what secrets she keeps there

Her lips give way to nothing

Her fingers search for something to grasp

But what's there but flesh and the secrets his eyes keep

Deep pools of blue drowning her of all speech and comprehension

His lips move but she is beyond hearing

Again she reaches just barely touching

She grasps

It burns

Her lips part a scream

His eyes clench shut

She touches his face

Her fingers grazing the charred flesh, his entangled in her hair above their faces

Both left to the secrets their eyes guard

In the final moments of light