Poetry March 2012

Slight Tremor

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The fine fourth finger
of his fine right hand,

just slightly, when
he’s tracking our path

on his iPhone or
repairing the clasp

on my watch I
will not think about

the myelin sheath.
Slight tremor only,

transient, so
the flaw in the

pavement must
have been my

mother’s back.

Linda Gregerson’s new collection, The Selvage, will be published this fall. She teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan.
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