Writings and Witterings

Family Palms


Napowrimo small

I meet him halfway,
in a café
between his home and mine.

My heart rants and rails,
impaled, yet veiled.
We walk slowly—at first—
then we run.

He wears a tweed jacket,
rough and fragrant;
hugs me close
like we’ve known each other always.

Inside the café, we can’t stop,
can’t stop talking,
until I notice his hands,
his hands.

I take his in my own,
turn it palm upwards
—mine too—
there’s no doubt:
carbon copies.
Father and daughter meet at last.

Hands revealed.
Hearts unveiled
in the palms of our hands

Polly Stretton © 2020

napowrimo #10


4 thoughts on “Family Palms

    • Thank you Cindy, I found this one tricky to write…it’ll probably get a couple more rewrites before I settle on a final version, but I’m pleased you like this one 😊


  1. Loved it, Polly. Exactly the type of poem I’d love to write – excellent!


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