Tap

Little birch
branch
weave;
v. having moved from side to side while going forward
along headboard – threaded between
rungs;
n. a rounded crosspiece between the legs (of a chair)
as tight and loose as a child’s
cross-stitch.

This is how
we begin
to tap;
n. 1. a. spigot 1. b. faucet 2. a. liquor drawn through a tap 2. b. the procedure
of removing fluid (as from a body cavity) 3. a tool for forming an internal screw
thread 4. an intermediate point in an electric circuit where a connection may be
made 5. wiretap
into each
other.

Beside,
between;
prep. 1. the common action of 2. in the time, space or interval that separates
3.a. from one to another of 3.b. serving to connect or unite in a relationship
3.c. setting apart 4. in preference for one or the other of 5. in confidence
restricted to 6. taking together the combined effect of
we take
awhile.

There are
many well-received
distractions;
n. mental confusion

Just before
the last
rub;
v. applied pressure and friction to (something) with a circular or backwards –
and forwards movement
the little limbs grip
almost as tender
and troubled
as had
their
roots.


definition references:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Kat Lillian Steiger
Kat Lillian Steiger graduated from Emerson College's undergraduate Writing, Literature and Publishing
program in 2000. At that time she co-edited the on campus literary magazine The Emerson Review, was an
Editorial Assistant at Ploughshares  and received the college's Best Poetry Evvy Award in 2000. She also
has poetry published or forthcoming in
Della Donna: A Webzine for Women, The Big Toe Review and Beeswax
Magazine
. She currently lives in Leipzig, Germany and teaches at the Leipzig International School.
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