When we were newly in love
I attended to you like a just-born babe.
Spider walking my hands across your flesh,
Letting you suckle from my breast;
Splashing in puddles and laughing
For the world was always in sunshine for us.
But one day subtly shadowed the thought
That this could live forever.
A cloud stole over our sun
And in that darkened flicker things changed.
So one day we would wake up with the thought that
"yesterday I loved you,
But today I no longer feel the same."
And we didn't know whence it came.