That’s how it happened, that’s how he died
Years together
But in the end he never got to see those flickering eyes
It was the last thing he’d wished to see, the memories that they would bring with them
Before he went ‘upstairs’ to be reacquainted with his good friend Gem
She was unloading the dishwasher when he croaked, choked on his own vomit
Hard to say but that, for him, was most certainly it
As soon as she returned to the room she cried through those unused eyes
Smiled after a while
Before fishing through his coat pocket, allocating his bank details and going to town on it all
Turns out, in the end, she’d been playing the field for over a decade with his best-friend Paul