Slight Tremor

Linda Gregerson

The fine fourth finger
of his fine right hand,
just slightly, when
he's tracking our path
on his iPhone or
repairing the clasp
on my watch I
will not think about
the myelin sheath.
Slight tremor only,
transient, so
the flaw in the
pavement must
have been my
mother's back.
From The Selvage by Linda Gregerson. Copyright 2012 by Linda Gregerson. Reprinted with permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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