Touch: The Journal of Healing




    by Stephen Bunch

The hands before me

are not my hands. This voice

has never been mine.

I've told my stories so many times

I no longer believe them.

Each night I leave,

each morning return, changed.

Whose smoke am I becoming,

whose ashes?

© 2013  Stephen Bunch

Stephen Bunch’s work has appeared recently in Umbrella and The Literary Bohemian. From 1978 to 1988, he published Tellus, a magazine featuring work by Jack Anderson, Jane Hirshfield, Denise Low, Paul Metcalf, Edward Sanders, and others. He received the 2008 Langston Hughes Award for Poetry from the Lawrence Arts Center.  His chapbook, Preparing to Leave, was published by The Lives You Touch Publications in the spring of 2011.

Pat St. Pierre is a freelance writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been displayed in ezines, journals and print magazines. She is also an amateur photographer who tries to capture vignettes of life in photos. Her photos have been on the covers and included in such places as: Mountain Tales Press Touch, Southern Women's Review, Our Day's Encounter, The Camel Saloon, Flutter, Ken *Again, Front Porch Review, Decades Review, etc. Her blog is

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