They stood there
In the middle of the crowd.
A moment of bliss
Amidst seconds of pretend poses.
The frenzy of travel
Across their postcard-couple faces.
Episodes of uninhibited joy
Within the boundaries of the four by four.
With "I heart New York"
To sign off that adventure.
One that began eight years ago,
With knickknacks of vows made in the Big Apple.
Trinkets of fond memorabilia, now
In a carton of cardboard from the past.
Little pieces of glossy paper that stood
Next to the menagerie by the mantlepiece.