Take my hand, he said
Feel my fingers wrap around yours,
Embrace the warmth,
One pulsation to the next. Beat.
My love for you, he said
It is there, to the end of my fingertips,
To where two heats meet.
Grip tightens as if to capture. Seal.
We are one now, he said
Together, interlinked with no spaces,
To go far, voyage to forever.
Steady first steps. Hand in hand