October 1, 2022

Rites of Marriage

by Marilee Pritchard IThe wife, the Buddhist nun—enveloped in a cloud of saffron dressing gown,fragile as a flake of snow,transparent as a tear,her brown moon eyes pull a resistant tide.A pool of laundry puddling at her feetawash, undone, she chases a sound—one hand clappingwhile I stoop to sortfreshly laundered socks. IIThe bed cold as stone, […]