Numbed, My fingertips glaze across rain-soaked granite, And a chill sinks into my bones, To match the petrified ruin where my heart once beat. For this is the only caress I can give you now, A distant embrace That will always yearn for true release. I place a single, rain kissed rose against the stone, Fragile red on cold hard grey. Unbidden memories reduced to brevity Gouge my every breath with memory’s shards, And blister my cheeks in tears I cannot shed. My face bears the scars of the night you were taken from me, An epitaph to love, I will bare forever.
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