Like trees sharing the same forest,
we reach for one another
as we bask in the light of life.
In moments of ease
and in times of stress,
it really does not matter which –
I love when our fingers are entwined
and I can feel the warmth of you.
No words need to be spoken
so we can do this lovely action
even in public.
All that is needed is the touch of skin
and the wrapping of fingers
to affirm our connection.
We are in this together,
you and I.
We have journeyed together enough now that
my soul has memorized the
contours of your hand
and how sweetly mine fits within it.
I shall carry you with me always
though all kinds of weather
and even when we are apart.
For your hand is now imprinted
on my heart.
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019