I gaze up at the sprinkling of stars
that punctuate the dark sky at night
Do you peer into the same night sky
on the opposite end of the world
on the other side of the day
and think of me?
Do you remember our kisses and touches
as we held one another and said
Deep inside, my chest aches
a black hole has opened
where my heart used to be.
But, as a good wife, I smile
when you walk down the tarmac;
the army calls you once again.