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 is currently Associate Provost at Stockton University and a faculty member in the Writing program. She has published academic articles, personal essays, flash fiction, and poetry. The creative work included in this issue of eMerge were either begun or revised while she resided at the Writers’ Colony.

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