The heart and the hour 5 Nov 2020 | by Angela Arnold Poem by Angela Arnold 'At the start, it’s no more than a fist' | Photo: by Alexandru Acea on Unsplash. At the start, it’s no more than a fist, doing that opening, shutting, pumping business. You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles. Username Password Forgot your password? Subscribe to The Friend today!