Did I see it or was it memory

A picture of us framed in light

Glasses in hand as we share a smile

Our eyes forever locked

What were you thinking as the shutter closed

Could you foresee a time when the smile would stop

I know where that picture now lives

But cannot bring myself to look

I recall the time and where we sat

Even the smell of your hair

How your head tilted just to the left

I need no photo to remind me of that stare

It was a stolen moment from a crowded night

In a life lacking such peace

When for a second I could see nothing else

Nor did I even try

Now as I sit with my eyes tightly closed

Above that picture is the question why?