by Lana Hechtman Ayers and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Notes from the Gean #17, March 2013, page 6. Originally written in May of 2011 in Bellingham, Washington.

            my fingers recall the wound                                        Lana

the old Remington missing the letter X                                 Michael

            no way to write of you                                                 Lana

dialing dialing the crisis clinic                                                 Michael

            I turn the knob slowly                                                  Lana

the wedding ring cut from my swollen finger                      Michael