Peel back your glove, touch green, touch grain, Touch this good earth and then let go, Touch wing, touch web, touch root and rain, Peel back your glove, touch green, touch grain, Touch bud, touch curl of leaf, touch vein, Touch flint, touch fern, one flake of snow, Peel back your glove, touch green, touch grain. Touch this good earth; and then let go.
This was first published in Infinite In All Perfections (Happenstance Press 2016). Annie Fisher’s background is in primary education, initially as a teacher and later as an English adviser. Now semi-retired she writes poetry for both adults and children and sometimes works as a storyteller in schools. She has had two pamphlets published with HappenStance Press: Infinite in all Perfections (2016) and The Deal (2020). She is a member of Fire River Poets, Taunton. You can find them here: www.fireriverpoets.org.uk.