Time-Burned Sighs

Written by: maggie flanaganwilkie

Moon-touched magnolias reach to the end of the drive, 
Beneath the heavy scent of midnight shade, I explore 
a last chance to keep love alive. You touch my face with words, 
and in my mind, I reach for a familiar hand to hold against my ache; 
one last breath to take, before my bones begin to cry.