As the week comes to a close
and our schedules open up
to be the holes that form notes
in a music box’s song,
I hold out my hand
so we can touch palm to palm.
It would be a waste
if we didn’t use this time to spark
off each other, mind to mind,
whether it takes a stroll in the mist
or an afternoon melting into the sofa
with words tumbling over each other
from the waterfalls that we call lips.
Stand with me, my friend,
and let us be.