Holding On to You

Let us not think about loss.

Bowls are wedding gifts because they

hold the potato chips and

fruit of the future

like we hold each other,

and when we do, I feel your

life force through your shirt,

and I know you’re only human

but I’m grateful we collided

like the pinball game we played

the first time we met,

which I recall winning,

but maybe it was just seeing you

that lit me up.