Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

Communion of the Soles

by Marne Wilson

My cat doesn’t like to be touched,
but sometimes she presses her feet to mine.
We can sit there on the sofa for hours,
my heart granted ease
as unexpressed love
flows out through the plantar aspect.
Sometimes I think
I would be satisfied
if you would just touch your feet to mine
once in a while.

Marne Wilson lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry East, Emrys Journal, Gargoyle, and Hobart. She is the author of a chapbook, The Bovine Daycare Center (Finishing Line, 2015).