Who Loved Who

Hand, Fingers, Aged, Work, Veins, Old, Textured, Male
Photo from Pixabay.

Tentative fingers blend
with gnarled wood,
listening with their
parched and papery skin.
Tracing, soundless lips
shape letters of
who loved who
inside a heart now
stretched across a life-time’s
growth, where fading grooves
are all that’s left
of passion cut
into the bark.

Linked to De’s prompt for tonight’s prompt at the d’Verse Poets Pub to use the word groove/groovy in a quadrille: