That one minute the city went silent,
It has never been silent before,
Hitherto, in the 2 years sojourn.
As we realized how broken we both were.
Both our clever mouths tired of the usual manouevres
I was still sweating underneath my thick skin.
Aware of the stark brokenness.
The pain receeded at your presence…
While the bedbugs feasted on my c2h5oh,
While the stars were impressed at your determination.