A decision we made. (It took slightly longer than 8 minutes.)
I slept on the couch the night before, curled up under the big picture window in a house that never was mine.
The first thing I saw when I woke up was blue. Filling the windows that bright spring morning, stretching across the sky, perfect and cloudless.
An entire future written on the shell of a robin's egg.
My first thought was joy- big as the sky, cold as the air outside.
The way I looked walking down the hall, the first time you saw me. I looked away, worried about what would happen if I stared too long into the sun.