She looked at him with hollow eyes.
His love seared painful -
"Could her mind not recognize?"
Bodies failed - he knew they would,
her lovely frame had faded,
even still swan-graceful young to him.
Whispered promises were useless
She could never recall
the vows she had spoken
somewhere in yesteryear.
His mind could clearly see her
dancing on their wedding day
Giggling warm entwined bodies, arms...
His joy-filled memories
of maiden turned to wife
grant strength from day to day
to care for this love who does not recognize...
Hoping, praying to one day again, reclaim
a shadow of their song.