Tagged: hand

when the robots take

here is a reminder

here is a reminder
in the middle of
a wintry afternoon
that i do not deserve
you – my legs
wrapped up so
carefully in
your legs, and for
a small, exposed
piece of me that still
strays with the
inescapable
draft in the room,
a warm hand lands,
perches, massages
periodically into
that tickle threshold,
in case i were not
already completely
yours, present
.
20170121:1659
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the beginning most

the beginning most
closely resembles the end –
we look for something
to hang onto – a harness,
a hook, a habit, a hand
.
20161205:1743
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, the mind runs
errands the body
pretends to know
nothing about,
reshuffles everything
we’ve said or felt or
said we’ve felt
so that there are
new hands to play
by morning, with
over two-point-five
million possibilities
hidden beneath
our poker faces
.
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with only a hundred

with only a hundred
billion neurons
meeting and
unmeeting within
each galaxy of one
individual, we profess
to knowing where
we are going
when we take
one another’s hand
.
20160521:1336
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departures are slow

departures are slow
releases
even with a
steady hand on the
valve, it takes
heart to control
the flow
.
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outside our solar

outside our solar
system, somewhere
between star
and planet – an
aurora. inside
our veins, somewhere
between heart
and hand – a
tugging.
.
20150730:0927
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in flight, we become

in flight, we become
without language, for a brief
moment, molecules

rattling in their cellular
cages, till you take my hand
.
20150306:0910
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at the movies, we

at the movies, we
are twice
as vulnerable as
we are invincible.
it’s a practice
run of sorts –
memories
brushing
up against us,
murmuring take
my hand, step
into the light

.
20140821:0903
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a successful catch

a successful catch
depends on the quality
of the netting, for

example – what is this breast
without your hand to cup it
.
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