The Menstrual Hut

2Your blood will listen, like a charm.
3I knew a way to feel the sun
4as if a statue felt warm eyes.
5Even with ruins on the moon,
6your blood will listen, every time.
7Now I am the one with eyes.
8Your blood can listen, every time.


1] moon: the term "menstrual" derives from classical Latin menstrualis, meaning `what lasts for a month' (or the time it takes the moon to cycle through its four quarters). Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Calendars (Dorset, Vermont: Tupelo Press, 2003): 5. Cornell University Library OLIN PS 3556 .I448 C35x
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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Composed 1989.