This selection, chosen by Guest Curator Callista Buchen, is from Learning to Love a Western Sky by Amelia Díaz Ettinger, released by Airlie Press in 2020.
Her Husband’s Hands
For Tití Ligia who asked me for this poem
She tells me they were,
“thick, calloused, soft, and gentle
hands as big as hemlocks
ever-present for daily dangers.
His hands moved
minds, or papyrus
rhythmical in conversation.
Hands that touched
the tendrils of my hair.
Multiplied from two to a million
in our bed, which defied perimeters.”
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