In One Sigh


In one sigh,

Death in a third world,

A hand lies withered and curled,

Peals of death rain down on a child,

Artists of life are ruined and defiled,

My ovaries sag with hate,

I am death to procreate,

In one sigh.

Ros Csikc-Cyr is an activist.  Her poetry offers a perspective on issues of gender and exploitation.  She can be contacted at