Touch the Heart

Contact: wrist to wrist.

All else is silent background;

emotion flexes free,

dermal barriers destroyed.

The macro-world turns on its axis;

our microcosm keeps calm and carries on

in autistic ecstasy at connecting

skin to soul in post-coital joy.

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Bryan Murphy is the author of Goodbye, PadaniaLinehan’s Trip and countless poems. He recently retired from a job within the United Nations system and now divides his time among EnglandItaly, the wider world and cyberspace. He welcomes visitors at

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Also, DEPARTURE DATE (the free PDF poetry pamphlet by Tim Knight) will be out on SATURDAY, here's the cover,

Departure Date - PDF Poetry Pamphlet