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Second Date

Second Date !e table connected us, its flat plane A continent of wood. You on one coast I on the other, prairies of food between. And I, reaching for the salt and pepper Almost brushed the back of your hand Which you drew back, not in dislike, But perhaps sensing the lighting that might Arc fingertip to finger if they touched. I drank it all in, this indoor island, Like the water I sipped nervously, Wishing only that I had the courage To simply reach out, discover your hand. While above the continent, airy words And smiles, the weather of our table-talk, Rolled and mixed like summer breezes, !e scent of your breath a spice from the East. ANDREW GUDGEL http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

Second Date

Appalachian Review , Volume 49 (3) – Sep 10, 2021

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University of North Carolina Press
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2692-9244
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Abstract

!e table connected us, its flat plane A continent of wood. You on one coast I on the other, prairies of food between. And I, reaching for the salt and pepper Almost brushed the back of your hand Which you drew back, not in dislike, But perhaps sensing the lighting that might Arc fingertip to finger if they touched. I drank it all in, this indoor island, Like the water I sipped nervously, Wishing only that I had the courage To simply reach out, discover your hand. While above the continent, airy words And smiles, the weather of our table-talk, Rolled and mixed like summer breezes, !e scent of your breath a spice from the East. ANDREW GUDGEL

Journal

Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 10, 2021

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