A married older man, a single younger woman, work colleagues, their affair begins as he is about to leave for academia.
He evokes in brief episodes their first story: passionate encounters, fraught times and bitter parting.
After nearly two decades apart, their liaison is renewed. Old memories return, however, to haunt them and destroy their platonic bond.
He recalls conversations and emails of that shaky, seven-year friendship.
With most physical traces of their past gone, he depends on fading memories to tell their story.
These poems, fragments, are the sole remains of that love affair.