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And if

If we hedge along the deferential maybe,
the suspension of a bridge,
this length of edge,
we still move.

If in broken tones we huff and puff,
harmonizing to a shriek,
or mouthing ouch,
we still talk.

If sometimes we stare in opposite
directions, cheek to cheek
like half-clad duelists,
we still touch.

And if we, the still pronoun of you & me,
parallel a move, a touch, a talk,
if we still do this at least,
we still love.


John Pidgeon is a product of the graduate writing program at UW–Milwaukee. His credits include Poetry, Poetry Daily, Rosebud, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Wisconsin Academy Review, and The Journal of Nietzsche Studies.

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