Janeen Pergrin


There are a thousand cries a woman makes in her lifetime. CK Tower

some are so muted
they only come out as a sigh
barely heard above the water rushing to the drain,
the cat's claws across the kitchen floor,
and a car's tires pressing loose stones
into place
as it backs away from the house.


The 2River View, 4.2 (Winter 2000)