Laura Rink

Writer

LOOK WITH YOUR EYES

Look with your eyes, not your hands

My mother said in gift shops, antique stores, the five and dime

 

Now, in my mask and gloves, I peer at

Avocados and apples, grapefruit and lemons

 

Using my eyes to discern

Firmness, ripeness, compatibility

 

Wondering if the underside of the apple holds a bruise,

If the grapefruit will be more rind than flesh

 

Touching is a commitment—

You are now mine, for better or for worse

8 Comments

  1. I like this poem a lot, Laura! Well done friend.

  2. very good! very timely!

  3. Yay! I was so happy to see this 🙂 So much truth in so few words! Keep writing, friend.

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