Footnote: Casual Commencement To Love

His hair long as hers;

his shirt as tie-dyed; his jeans---

same bell-bottoms, frayed;

his feet as grass-stained (the park)

as hers:  first hand-clasp feels right.

 

Kyakuchuu

Author's Notes/Comments: 

During the first weekend of my first term as a freshman at college (September, 1976), while calendar and astronomical summer was still around, two individuals I knew became a couple in just this way. 

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