Week 1- Heather Ouellette-Cygan

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Heather Ouellette-Cygan, Week 01

Navigating Loss


There is no rationalizing ones self

Out of true grief. It is there,

Pervasive and insistent in all

You do. As you scoop the catbox, or

Redecorate the dining room, it has collected,

A puddle of piss, in some sharp

Corner of the room that beats,

In wait of a lucid moment.


And a little daughter’s righteous

Anger (new haircuts, cleaned

wounds, fed pets) at the world and ugly

Decaying Mr. Death will not

Cloak her from this drizzle

of fop and circumstance

that pools around her

motionless ankles.


  1. Mike Piper says:

    OOF, I love it. Grief is a blessing and a curse.

  2. William Pelon says:

    When are you going to publish a book already? You haven’t missed a beat since the last TGAP!

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