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Epilogue
by Lisa Meunier
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It has been nine years since I saw you naked and so it surprised me last night to open the bathroom door and find you there in my dream. For a moment I believed you wanted me again as I believed you did before that May evening when I gave birth in the white room where the placenta came out in pieces, the doctor’s fist agony in my womb and then blackness. When I awoke in my private hospital bed you were there crooning the name of our daughter, her head cradled in your hand. She was the one you called out for last night. How surprised you were to see me at the door instead


Lisa Meunier must confess that this story started life as a poem. She has won the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize and published one chapbook, Hitching to Istanbul. As Lisa Rowe Fraustino she has published a number of award-winning stories and novels for young readers and adults. Visit her at www.lisarowefraustino.com.
   
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