Eve Alone, in the Garden of Eden

It’s easy to feel like a whore

in here.

Fisherman, potato farmers

go in and out

and the plumbing whistles all night.

The venetian blind falls down,

the kitchen drain backs up.

I pay for what I eat.


generosity, that’s what it is,

trouble every time,

and the goddamn plumbing whistles

all night. 

  • from “Journey” by Kathleen Norris

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