Foreign

img_20160805_060538The hesitant hand grasped for what it did not recognize – something it has never laid itself upon.

It shook and trembled mightily.

But in the end, the hand retreated, for it felt a scalding heat.

Hesitation turned to fear –

Fear that the fire and its passion

Will sear off the thick skin

Guarding the soft and tender flesh beneath

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