Rise & Rise Again
November 18th, 1992. They met. Austin was five and Zoe was four.
March 17th, 1995. They kissed. Austin was eight and Zoe was seven.
July 4th, 1999. They promised. Austin was twelve and Zoe was twelve.
February 28th, 2005. They parted. Austin was eighteen and Zoe was seventeen.
January 1st, 2011. They lived. Austin was twenty-three and Zoe was twenty-two.
September 27th, 2012. They died. Austin was twenty-five and Zoe was twenty-four.
And sweet little newborn Julia couldn't take her first breath.
September 30th, 2012. They buried. Austin was twenty-five and Zoe was twenty-four.
December 21st, 2012. She left. He stayed. The world truly did end.