Cristina M. R. Norcross

What We Hold

The only thing I could think about
when I saw her perfect feet
was the largeness of my hands,
the impermanence of her smallness,
and how out of practice I was
for holding what ultimately
can not be contained.

Cristina M. R. Norcross is the seafood-loving editor of the online poetry journal Blue Heron Review, with poems included in many journals, anthologies, and books.