Poetry Issue 8

   Issue # 8: July - December 2007

Helen Klein Ross

Regret to Inform That
Due to Flight Reroutement
You Must Deplane and Check In
To Dacca Airport Hotel

      Yellow light in the lobby
      where guards sleep, wrapped

      in tablecloths—Drone
      of mosquitoes and words

      I do not understand—
      Heat unrelieved

      by an overhead fan—
      Twin bed for us both,

      one dent in the pillow