Even the ashes of lovers find no rest.
Even the ashes of lovers find no rest
I long for your embrace and feel your touch upon my skin
As I wrap my arms about myself
It seems like only yesterday that we were holding hands
I wake in a cold sweat
My heart racing so hard that I can hardly breathe
I search for you, but you are out of arms length
I look upon the mantel piece
With tears streaming down my face
I feel you beckoning me as if you are in the room
Forever feeling your love
Line count: 11
Won: 2nd Place
Nominated 2018 "Best Short Poem" Free verse.