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