cold eyes
regarding her suddenly
so suddenly that
she found herself trying
(unsuccessfully)
to fight back
the urge to shudder
no one could be that cold
especially not him
his eyes were never like that
they were supposed to be
so full of life
and love of it
but things had changed
and now he was cold
nearly dead with disinterest
swallowed by unfathomable sorrow
it seemed that his death
the death of his beloved
was hitting him harder
then she had imagined
good God
it hurt to see him like that
hurt to see him that miserable