Trigger Physical Reaction

Cats and dogs
Don't have to ask  
To be petted
To be touched  
It just happens  
Animals trigger
Physical reaction
Without thought
Extending out
We give care
And love  
Through touch
Often, to ones
Never even met
Why do i have to ask?
Guess I don't  
Trigger physical reaction  
Human to human
Care and love  
Through touch
Without having to ask
Is a most difficult task
I'm a human cat
I'm a human dog
I'm a human
Requiring touch
To survive
Often, I cannot ask
Often, you cannot reach
Both incapacitated  
Or simply
Too tired
Afterall, isn't  
Yard work, reading  
Knowledge seeking
Home repair
More important
Why bother anyway  
If always have to ask
Seems not
Coming from heart
Super glued to past
Difficult to escape  
Comfort zone safer
Than asking  
Or reaching out
Feel alone again
Can't give up
Made a commitment  
To stay to end
Just reach out
Touch me
Let me know  
With your hands
With your body
You care
Words not always
Necessary to convey
To one another
A declaration
Of love  
Reaching out
In essence
Portrays care
From inside out
This I want
More than
Anything else
Written by elsiesan
Author's Note
I often write about touch, but one cannot touch without extending out from self. Touch deprivation is real.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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