With my hand extended
I invite you, my partner,
for the briefest of moments,
to nurture with me
this delicate warmth.
With your meeting of my searching fingertips,
we open ourselves to the velvet fold of flesh on flesh,
skin and bone tenderly entwined.
With my outstretched hand
I offer the hope of enfolding within our private world,
the fanciful weaving
of music and motion and Sacred Presence.
I commit (for at least three minutes!),
my entire being to you, as you are,
my strength, my devotion, my admiration.
I will not stop to correct.
I will not try to impress with my learned steps.
I will not judge
except to esteem you as all I desire in a dance partner.
With my open hand
I offer you nothing
but this delicate thread of vulnerability
that binds us both in the desire to be touched.