Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Cafuné"

This was the linkback perk poem for the April 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl, originally hosted by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  It was inspired by a prompt in my 12-31-18 card for the Untranslatable Words Bingo Fest:
Cafuné (Brazilian Portueguese): The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair
This poem belongs to the series Love Is For Children.


Hulk loves Betty.

He loves her soft voice
and her gentle hands.

Hulk has not known
much kindness before
coming to the Tower,
but he remembers Betty.

Bruce never wants
to let Hulk out, but
sometimes after
a fight is over, Hulk
can sneak a little time
for himself with Betty.

She runs her fingers
through his hair
so tenderly that
it makes him close
his eyes in bliss.

Hulk doesn't know
why these soft touches
make it easier for him
to think, to feel something
other than fear or anger.

They just do.
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