Slight Tremor

By Linda Gregerson

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/slight-tremor/308876/