I’m nearly able to touch love
inside your faint heartbeats
but not quite
though our chain will break before daylight
we tried so hard for years and years
today far beyond fear of failure
I hold your cold hand
in your long last days I’ve been haunted
by desire to be freed to breath alone
my dreams now realised only loneliness remains
Ceinwen Haydon lives near Newcastle upon Tyne and writes short stories and poetry. Her first chapbook was published in 2019: ‘Cerddi Bach’ [Little Poems] by Hedgehog Press. Her first pamphlet is due to be published 2019/20. She is a Pushcart and Forwards Prize nominee. She believes everyone’s voice counts.
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