Stretched

©2013 Louise Gallagher

skin
stretched thin
blue veined hands
spiny fingers
crooked
she held
his hand
tenderly
in the night
and waited
for his last breath
to draw
in the air
around her

love
stretched wide
two hearts
finding
eachother
she remembered
his breath
warm against
her skin
drawing
out
the night

time
stretched out
upon a calendar
of years
spent
finding their way
together
to this moment
where his breath
drew in
and ended
all time.

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