She touched her skin,
a place where once a heart did beat.
a chilling breeze moving through the cemetery within.
Heartbreak, it was real…
she’d always wondered.
Love came along,
a love so strong it took her breath away,
but it traveled in one direction alone,
never returning to the heart that gave it life.
in a moment not heard,
the heart that’d waited so long became silent,
and beat no more.
©January 2019, Christina Anne Hawthorne