The Joining of Hands

Marriage is like the joining of hands …
Each enfolding the other
A comfortable fit
A voluntary embrace
Yet always two hands
Free to let go
Able to individually express

When two hands touch …
Each senses the needs of the other
And responds
To affirm
To compensate
To share:

The firm handshake of agreement
The gentle squeeze of endorsement
The steady grip of assurance
The uplifting gesture of support

The clenched fists of anger
The desperate claws of pain
The wringing clasp of anxiety,
The sweaty palms of guilt

The loving caress of contentment
The erotic brush of passion
The mutual wave of recognition
The silent fingertip touch of deep connection

Marriage is like the joining of hands …
Each enfolding the other
A comfortable fit
A voluntary embrace
Yet always two hands
Free to let go
Able to individually express

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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