Eliza Silletto ’21 “Gone in a Heartbeat”
My heart beats on for thy familiar touch,
My life extended by thy love for me.
I did not know a love could be so much
That I depend on it to simply be.
My lungs: sustained and emptied by thy kiss;
My food: I feast on only thy kind words;
My blush returns: of thee, I reminisce.
Thy loving countenance: for this, I yearn.
But thou no longer feel this way of me
Thou art sustained by breath and blood alone
My life now ends; this fact I guarantee
My heart, life, breath, thoughts, blush: all cut too soon.
As this po’m halts, the drums of life doth end–
Their beating ceased because of thee, my friend.