Hands





Lucas Scheider Galiñanes, Gonzaga High School
Photography by Audrey Cibel, Stoneridge High School



Slide/ on glass met by the other/ but only reach cold numbness

(Published: 2019)





Reach

two sides reach two

different lives united by

separation

something screaming that it’s bound to be read


Stretch

across the linkages of the world

the chains

the necklaces draped

covering their own hesitation


Slide

on glass met by the other

but only reach cold numbness


Mimic

breath

in their fog paralleling air, loving nerves


Hands

Intertwine like two vines that are stripped and pulled away

like tied forget-me-nots

like uneven laces

like a blink

like disruption

like it passed


like bliss like criticism


like steadfast straying

like they will never be you


Hands couldn’t face the truth in your eyes

so they opted for the last attempt at connection


One hand remains as professed love whispers in vain-

the wind steals a response.