Time Alone Together

We met without distraction,
no wine we could swirl in a glass
as we take our time to think,
no smoke to look away
and light for a second,
no dinner, no movie;
the things that would have kept me away,
or vaguely there, and looking elsewhere.
We met without a board game,
the arcade, or ping pong.
We had so much to discuss
though we haven’t known each other long.

And for the first time alone together
we were there in nature,
sitting on a log
listening to the frogs
and the comforting drone of bees
when you reached for my hand,
and I casually touched your knee.

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