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Gesture

Gesture

A token
gesture.
Nothing is spoken

and I wipe her
cheek – tears
from a flower.

I hold her –
my arm
on her shoulder.

Like a calm
still defines a place
by drama,

her face
is broken
by the fact

that this token
will fester
in what won’t be spoken.

Paul Lee-Woolf

Gesture

Gesture

Tags: gesture, paul lee-woolf, poem, poetry

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