False Expectations by Torie Cooper

I made love to the wind
and gave birth to a hurricane.
bloody placenta
laying on cold, hard
hospital floor
is all that’s left of our
dangerous relationship.
We both knew it would
end this way
pregnant with stillborn hope.


Torie Cooper has a Masters degree in Wildlife Management from Macquarie University, Sydney and divides her time between Sydney and Phoenix, Arizona. Torie’s nature poetry has been published in The Avocet. 

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