You slide in my hand
like a lost lover.

No wonder I am afraid:
such intense longing,
maybe I’ll be left behind.

They say if you rub two
together they multiply.
Or start a fire.

A card is simply
no substitute:
you should be here.

Only when I touch
can I feel truly healed.

Let me kiss you
as you go.

Among David Radavich’s poetry collections are two epics, America Bound and America Abroad, as well as Middle-East Mezze and The Countries We Live In. His plays have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe. His latest book is Unter Der Sonne / Under The Sun: German and English Poems.