‘The Pallbearer’s Gloves’ by Michael Winter

If you’ve read Ezra Pound’s ‘In A Station of the Metro’ the lasting image of the white pallbearer’s gloves on a wooden casket will be familiar. What is extraordinary, to me, about this story is the way Winter handles grief and folds time back in on itself with aplomb.

From One Last Good Look, Porcupine’s Quill, 1999