Tag Archives: Maryfrances Wagner

Beyond a Window of Light

Yesterday the dog laid his muzzle on the rug, one paw on my leg, his signal for petting, his eyes flat as my Aunt’s when she sank in her chair, staring beyond the window of light she once reflected. Today, … Continue reading

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All the Time Running

Even when you see it coming, leave tread prints behind, you’ll wonder about this moment, this curve at dusk, the dog chasing a coyote across a field, the coyote losing ground each time he checks his pursuer, all the time … Continue reading

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In the Same Place

I miss the man four tables over, sitting alone, tapping his glass. I miss the man waiting with notebook in the class I never took. I turn too late to the man in the gallery admiring the same painting, the … Continue reading

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Hands

Of a thousand hands I’d know my father’s, long fingers shaped like oars, the index scar, the flat, grooved nails, hands that fixed the doll’s arm, mended Whisker’s ear, checked homework. Those hands grated Romano over Sunday pasta, curled around … Continue reading

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