Nina Channing lives on Long Island with her dog, Tuck.
this just to say
i saw a picture of your arm that’s all
just an arm and on it a hand
and in it a drink
but something in the crumpled shape
the sleeve made
around the elbow
remembered other crumpled things —
brown coats at the door
papers at the bottom of a bag
a towel on the bathroom floor left
at the feet of the man i love.