A single tear for Rose

How this life can change

In the blink of an eye

8 seconds that steal

Your love from your side

Leaning, leisurely, provocatively

Teasingly, at such an obtuse angle

Premonitions of laneways

And shattered bones

A buzz in my ear as her name is whispered

A ravine etched into your face

A lifetime of carving her name

… Rose