An Eternal Washing

One hand washes the other, an eternal washing as the one hand
assumes the dirt of the other and the other, in turn, assumes the
dirt of the one, ad infinitum, never the two hands clean at once,
yet always meeting a need born of its own meeting.

Peter Cherches’s latest collection of short prose is Lift Your Right Arm (Pelekinesis, 2013), which Luc Sante has called “the equivalent of a whole shelf of books.” His work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies and webzines, including Poetry 180, Fiction International, Semiotext(e), Fence, Harper’s and North American Review. He lives in Brooklyn.

See Peter Cherches's poem Whispers.