Paul touched clear glass
and left a finger print.

It was a conscious recognition
that we leave a little bit

of ourselves behind
everywhere we go.

Sloughed skin and dandruff
are physical.

Our actions and words
leave something in the air

that is tangible
if you are willing to feel it.

He acknowledges
others layer themselves

on top of his last time
being present.

The glass Paul touched
was on a pinball machine

as he pointed out to me
his record setting score.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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