In its original sense:
to shape with the hands—

how you draw the line
of your lover’s jaw
from neck to chin;
how she leans into your palm
as you wipe a tear
from the corner of her eye
with your fingertip.
Remember this,

when the clay dries,
when the glaze cracks.


Image: SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash

Published: The Pierian, Issue 1.3, February 2023

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