They Call It Frisson

Lent Day 43

They Call It Frisson

That feeling
of the hairs on the back of your neck dancing
when the singer hits that note
or the violin slides into sweetness
or my son lets his bass boom;
It’s over in a second, but for that second
my skin was on heightened alert,
vibrating solfaggio,
ready to devote my entire body
to listening. I
call it love.

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