Jeffrey McDaniel: “Grace”

GRACE

Glance at a woman on a train platform.
Suddenly we’ve been married for years.

I know all the delicate nuances
in her nine dialects of silence.

Can pick her from a thousand others
just with a sniff of her neck.

We sit next to each other, as we always have.

Our elbows touch, like the tips of matches.
Exactly the way I remember.

When she says excuse me, this is my stop,
there is nothing awkward about it.

Jeffrey McDaniel

Photo credit: readers by phfig

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~ by matt on 24 June 2008.

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