Touch: The Journal of Healing




    by Stuart Freyer

After the last visit

to the angled bed,

after her last

shrunken hug

and wiry kiss, he

still wears the ring

and her cautions.

Red wine in the

balloon glass.

Cleaner comes

on Thursdays.

Clothes smell

best sun dried.

Cat likes Friskies

once in a while.

And remember

the children’s


Look after yourself

and fold the shirts

gently with your

rugged hands.

© 2013  Stuart Freyer

Stuart Freyer has written fiction for a decade after a career as an otolaryngologist.  His stories have appeared in The Berkshire Review, Colere, Timber Creek Review, and Zahir among others.   Lately he has been writing poetry. This is his first published poem.  He may be contacted at the above link via email.

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