Women Traveling Together

Published in Spillway, 2007

WOMEN TRAVELING TOGETHER

 

Women traveling together
go to
certain places
in New England
which feature
potted plants
and restaurants
little towns
or islands
where men won’t go

Women go
to buy clothes and candles
or brass turtles
or anything
men won’t buy
to talk about things men don’t talk about
or just talk
about anything
because men don’t talk.

Men go to Wyoming
alone
hoping they won’t meet anybody
but an elk.