April 8, 2017: What Could Have Been

One more hour, one more second,
one more step;
broken heels, torn veil
shadows my lingering tears.
His picture tight in my hand,
I felt his touch
on my skin.
He would send me telegrams
about the beauty;
but not the magic or stars.
As my bridal gown
fades to black;
I walk to the beat
of bullets, not "Here come the Bride..."

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.