We shared a love of film and theatre
And talked about them passionately.
I saw us together melding our knowledge
Learning and growing and sharing and…
He talked of summer visits to Oregon friends
And taking two weeks to drive there — slowly.
I heard the promise of joyful times with him
Exploring tomorrow and tomorrow.
His eyes across the dinner table spoke of
Countless hours we’d spend together.
Then he could not understand why his
Mere change of heart hurt so deeply.