You and me and brightness

You and me and pink and

Purple widening circles.


The pale skin on your neck,

That red cowlick like Tin Tin’s,

Your eyes, wide and blue.


Someone sings in a high,

Clear voice. We come close

To kissing, but don’t.


by Catherine Simpson


Catherine Simpson is a cellist who lives in Santa Barbara. She has been previously published in the Big River Poetry Review, Right Hand Pointing, Spectrum, Step Away Magazine, and Into the Teeth of the Wind. 

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