the senses of touch and trust

by Ethan Hsiao

i tug on the rope between us
as a sign that i will follow her
she tells me how swallows dance
in binary
    pulling at each other
    equally and lovingly;
deep down
i guess i know how the shore and sea
churn into each other
    in time
the calluses on my hand will heal
becoming feathers.

Ethan Hsiao is a student and writer from Las Vegas who is currently attending Harvard University. He has no prior publications. Previously, Ethan has received accolades for speeches, essays, and poetry.

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