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On your left side we are like synchronised swimmers
Your arm goes under my clavicle
Brushes my best breast
Your hand latches onto my crooked forearm
Like a life-saving bar swung from in the gym
Your crook your leg and I get
Your thigh between mine
And it feels like Iím sitting on a pummel-horse
Only this one breathes.
Or Iím riding across the snowy plains on you.
On your right side I am your shadow accomplice
In what I know is a silent world
I press my breasts like noses against a pane
Tight against your back. Gravity and heart beat
Wonít allow me to reach under you
My arm reaches up to the mountains of your chest,
Your shoulder
And falls
over
A bridge from a girls world
A bridge - like an invitation

by Debby Jellings

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