Night rain falls over stirring roses,
the fractured sound of hard drops
against newborn grass mingled
in dust and starlight.
Hands reaching blindly towards
memories of amarantine love
unable to grasp emotions held
between the spaces of fingertips.
A touch of grace in unshed tears
and hidden meanings lost
behind words once freely embraced
in unspoken code between two.
A disquiet in monochrome,
shades of forbidden love.