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MUSED Literary Magazine.

Memories I Kept

Patricia Wentzel

the feel of his whiskery kiss on my cheek
the immensity of his 6 4 shadow
his grin when he laid steaks on the grill
the sight of his size 13 shoes next to mine
his ardor for ice cream, oranges, oyster stew
the cool stillness of his skin
when I combed his hair, bathed his hands and feet
warm water and a soft cloth
even for the dead