Tuesday, October 30, 2001


Frozen skin trembles at the touch of exposed palms.
Clammy finger rub and dissolve frost-chafed hands
and sink in, surround knuckles in a grasp... reassures.
Too scared to move,
muscles tighten and strain
but are clenched by a soft clasp.
Timid, but respond and squeeze back,
Look up...
And skin shivers as you realize
that she doesn't know that

You saw her smile.

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