Your Hands

by Carra Leah Hood

disappearing part by part first

hands then feet then chin then mouth the way

I smile your smile upper and lower

molars clenched leaving a gap between

incisors that cuts my lip when you eat

popcorn and call my name from inside

a dream or a shadow slinking away

from view into view and then you are

gone and touching silence you become

me becoming you disappearing

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Carra Leah Hood, Emerita of Writing and Associate Provost at Stockton University, writes in expository, academic, and creative genres.

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