Published: 2022-07-11

A stream of consciousness reflection on the circumstances meeting a special person in my life follows.

Helpful
Holding hands

Helpful
Holding hands

Cutting tomatoes next to a hot coil and a faucet
running water, washing hands,
bright memories in dim places
blue LCD illumination and warm salt lamps
who brought us here
did we
or did she?
cropped white hair over a sheet of soft metal
rough hands and pine resin
wood chips and the sound of a metal file
scraping, scraping, scraping,
over paper and oil and glue and solvent

The image, balanced:
the gender between iron and silk,
the chemistry between cherry-wood and brass

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