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you can tell everything

by Kate LaDew

from a person’s hand, the lines of their palm
the stretch of their fingers, the bend of their wrist
everything held within flown to your sightless eyes
warmth or cold, smiling lips and beating heart
I ask you to read my future
and you say, hands tracing the flow of blood up and down my arms,
I can feel the sun in you, and our pulses meet in that place where vision blurs
and only touch matters
when I help you back to your room,
you let go of me, push me gently behind
the shadows you feel showing you the way to go

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Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art.