Thursday, November 4, 2010

Past Tense March 5, 2005

That afternoon, he was looking at a Polaroid picture of his wife and him that he took twenty years before, and he found himself trying to remember who the people in the picture were. They had been standing in front of a bathroom mirror. He had been behind her, with the camera in his right hand. In the mirror, it appeared to be in his left hand. He had reached around her with his other hand to touch her stomach, just below her breast. She had tilted her head back a little and smiled. He missed that woman. He wondered if she missed him.

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