Kathy Dunn offered a session on May 18.

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by Lara Bridger

For Daniel

Tonight is the night 

my husband’s hands hover 

over my exposed belly.

Tonight is the night I watch,

counting his knuckle hairs.

My husband’s hands 

are two small animals 

sniffing each other, 

But my belly 

is pale cream silk.

Tonight is the night 

he changes the bandages 

on the wound, 

we pray on Sundays,

has healed me.

But tonight he tucks 

a small strip of gauze 

with a pair of tweezers

into the weeping hole in my gut

as gently as you might 

stroke a moth’s wings.

It is a tiny receipt, 

fed into a flesh wound register. 

A flag of surrender? 

No. It is the ribbon 

that held my wedding dress together,

The one he tugged so tenderly 

the night he hovered over me

And we became one body.

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