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.