Denoument

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

What’s wrong? he asks as she moves

her head from his chest to the pillow.

It hurts, she says. But what hurt wasn’t
the position of her ear against his ribs

but the silence between each of his heart
beats, the second that felt like it would

be the one that stretched on forever.

 

by Emily Montgomery
Submitted on: 2012/11/14 at 8:41 pm

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