Affection: Yours and Mine Terminology

by Kimberly Ang

The way your hand moves an inch to reach out to me.

The way your fingers clasp mine.

The way you sling your arm around my shoulders and pull me in.

The way your apply gentle pressure at the small of my back.

The way you laugh.

The way you carry my laptop for me.

The way you say “ya ya ya” to my rhetorical questions.

The way you know my phone password.

The way you prefer to replace words with emoji and stickers.

The way you say hello, the way you say goodbye.

The way we chase dreams.

The way we wander about hand in hand.

The way we go food hunting.

The many ways you show your love to me.