Christina Matekel Gibson is the winner of our June readers write challenge on the theme of roots.
You are my Roots
Through the mirror, I watch
your lips purse slightly while shaving,
like a male model from Eastern Europe.
When I roll over, our cat, so childlike, does too.
Last week, I followed a woman and her child shuffling
across an empty parking lot. When they reached
the sidewalk, he shot his hand up toward hers,
You are the answer to my wiggling fingers in the breeze.