The Virus

The virus sits between us uninvited

Interrupts our conversations

Finishes our sentences

Squashes in next to us on the couch

Crams fingers in our mouths

Searches through our pockets

Has read through our diaries

Has the largest serve

Makes the most noise

Steals our thoughts, our jokes, the last lines

Makes the clock ticking sound louder

Makes the room colder

Makes you ache all over

Makes me ache for you