the points of their noses

the sparkles of their eyes

the line of their jaws

the rounds of their cheeks and chins

the square whites of their teeth

against the smile their lips

i read in an article about online dating

and match making

that couples who look alike stay together

and when i’m out at bars or walking down the street

i look in the faces of the couples i see for resemblance

in the happiness of their faces