I pretended not to notice

I Pretended Not To Notice

I pretended not to notice the color
of his eyes; or the way he would
glance past me when I caught him
looking at me.

I pretended not to notice when his eyes
promised me the stars.

I pretended not to notice the joy
apparent in his eyes at the sight of
his child asleep next to me.

I pretended not to notice when his eyes
noticed someone else.

I pretended not to notice the
disappointment in the eyes looking
back at me from my mirror.

I pretended not to notice those eyes
filled with tears.

I pretended not to notice…..because my
soul could take no more.