Horizons

by Elliott Bell

For the thoughtless breath when our hands clasp,
I see the horizon brightening –
A careless brush of your fingertips
I feel my shoulders lightening.

Though our orbits cannot collide
Longer than an instant,
For that second I cease to hide
Despite all my resistance.

When you look me in the eye,
I can’t help the silent sigh
Of relief at being seen-
And found worth something.

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