What she heard at 2am
sounds like a good name for a poem at 2am
as I wonder what that far-off roaring
noise could be
train passing through or escaping its tracks
plane passing over or coming down
muscle-car caravan of rapacious home invaders
the nuclear attack we were born fearing
creeping rockshow-induced tinnitis or
This is my response to danger.
Good name for a poem.
copyright Kimberly White 2003
published in Sacramento News and Review