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The King and I by Karen Sorbello


Close Proximity

Charity C. Tran

You slipped your fingers through mine
It happened
Before my brain could register
The simple gesture
Before I could perceive
Your palm against my palm

You slipped your fingers through mine

Drops of light precipitation
Before unexpected rainfall:

the nearness of you
of me to you
and we
far-flung from others
were there
but not


Slow circles
The base of your thumb
Slow dancing
On the surface of my skin

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