As we sit together amongst a laughing crowd
exhilaration rises from my feet
all the way to
my arms and fingertips.
I stop my hands from moving,
stop them
from grasping your hand as it
lies in your lap like a shell
pink and
almost newborn.
Instead, I listen
as you stand and retell
a well-known tale of
knights and ladies.

Andrea Bowd

If you have any thoughts on this poem,  Andrea Bowd would be pleased to hear them.