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  • Touch

    Closer than this we cannot be
    Though distance defies us
    It thinks
    We know
    This screen is not a wall
    But a door
    This screen is the silk
    I wear on my skin

    Touch here

    Closer than this we cannot get
    The beat of the keys of my heart
    Press the lips of your fingertips


    And let me kiss them
    So tenderly that
    we forget the shape of our bodies apart
    And return across synapses of light to love
    Return to the feeling of each others' arms

    Do far flung stars remember this?
    Scattered in space
    They’ve come from one heart
    We join the dots between them
    In our minds
    And constellated
    Seven sisters dance
    Above us holding hands

    If love is the seventh wave
    Then this encoded thought will
    Reach your eastern shore
    Roll up to kiss your cheek
    As if
    You are always here
    You are, it whispers
    As it reaches you

    This screen is not a wall between us
    I smile as I enter
    Seeing you here as
    I walk through your door

    Out beyond ideas of
    Is the field where we touch
    Fingertip to tip
    And, lying down in each other's arms,
    we embrace

    And here

    What we already know
    The world itself is waking to
    In Arab and in other Springs

    That this touch connects
    Our dots
    And knits us pearls us

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