Both hold it with one hand each.
The grip is not too tight,
not too loose –
He begins by adding a letter with the words:
“I love you” on it.
She writes back, “I love you too,” and puts
the paper in the glass.
He adds a ring for her,
She adds her ring for him,
Symbolizing their promise.
The glass is filled with their love,
He slowly begins to loosen his grip.
She doesn’t notice.
He loosens it a bit more,
Finally she sees what's going on,
She doesn’t understand, but follows his actions,
Not thinking straight.
All of a sudden, the glass slips from their hands,
Falling to the floor.
His letter is torn with a piece of shattered glass.
The laughter is gone, but tears remain.
The rings – where are the rings?
Gone … no longer there …
His ring to her? broken …
The only blood that is seen
is on her hand.