I looked deep into her eyes and saw something past the bit of brown in the green that glimmered when any light came near it. I saw something more than just beauty that I could stare at forever.
I saw us.
I saw us smiling wider than we are now.
I saw a girl beautiful and sweet.
I saw a girl that I loved even though I barely knew you.
I saw you dancing to Dave Barnes songs by the lake under the glow of a setting sun.
I saw you storming off to your room after one of our fights.
I saw you your head buried in my chest when your father died.
I saw us running off to Paris on a long weekend.
I saw us forever.
I saw our two kids growing up as we stood and watched.
I saw a strong young girl with wavy black hair, a snapshot of the girl I fell in love with.
I saw a young boy with a smile that rivaled yours.
I saw what I wanted to see. Then I saw the reflection of my own eyes as the screen went dark.
I unlocked my phone again.
I saw the guy that looked at you the way I looked at you.
Only this time he saw the look I always wanted to see.
I still look into the bit of brown in those green eyes that glimmered when any light came near it. Only now her eyes are found behind a screen.