See the lines on my face
furrows for
sorrow’s tears.

I can no longer climb
the few stairs
to our room

or remember more
than a few words
of our song.

My hands tremble
even when I’m
not reaching for you.

Bruce Taylor’s work appears in The RavensPerch, Able Muse, The American Journal of Poetry, The Chicago Review, The Nation, Poetry, Rattle, and on the Writer’s Almanac.