Heartbeats

By: Andy Gaidry 
The room is silent
Only soft mechanical sounds
And the steady sound
Of our breaths
Inhaling
Exhaling
Together
Our hearts beat as one
The air is cold
But your hand is warm
In mine
I can hear your
Heartbeat
If I listen close enough
I press a kiss
To your warm hand
And hold it to my cheek
And just listen
To your soft breaths
And your faint heartbeat
The room is silent
Only the steady sound
Of my breath
Inhaling
Exhaling
My heart beats alone
Echoing in a room
Far too empty
The air is cold
As is your hand
Held in mine
I can hear my heartbeat
If I listen close enough
I wonder how it can beat on
Without yours to keep it
Steady
I press your hand to my cheek
As if that could return
The warmth
To your still body
And listen
To the silence

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