Small Hands
Karina Borowicz

Small Hands

Didn’t I once believe
that the body was shade
cast by the spirit standing
before a great light

but now Renata you're gone
I watched at the bedside
as your spirit vanished
a spark of wonder
a child
swallowed by dusk

how can I believe
in anything other
than dusk
the vast darkening

where is the light we once
stood before
reached out toward
to warm our small hands

Karina Borowicz

is the author of two poetry collections: Proof (Codhill Press, 2014) and The Bees Are Waiting (Marick Press, 2012), which won the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry and was named a "must-read" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.