Featured Poem 9/3/04


Wind Lake, Wis.

Nineteen hours after calling             911
             to say she was in the back
                          of her ex-husband’s truck with her hands

tied, she was discovered
             by an employee of a storage facility
                          who heard             whimpering

as he passed a private locker
             on the second floor
                          and broke

down the door             to find her
             one hundred seventeen miles from home,
                          severely beaten, bound

and gagged             with duct tape,
             and stuffed in a plastic
                          garbage can.

                                                                 (I think she’s very lucky
                                                                 said the Police Chief)


Catherine Jagoe

Previous     Next

Close this window to return to previous page.