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The Hug

gregg connolly 1956 (pennsylvania)



I did not know her or ever see her again

She stood greeting guests, one hug per man

As I was introduced to her she began her embrace

As if an octopus ensnared me, every piece of her flesh

Impressed onto my embodiment and began to infuse into my protoplasm

She dissolved into me as we became one cell, one being, one entity

40 years thence this hug, this fusion, this timeless embrace still emanates

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Written on July 14, 2022

Submitted by ggsunmoon on July 15, 2022

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