Poetry in Motion

Fort Collins

Figure Near a Bridge

Linda Gregg

Everything formal.
The man turns around
and makes a sound.
It is a long cry.
The woman turns around
so you can see her face.
The look on her face
is the sound he made.

"Figure Near a Bridge" from Too Bright to See & Alma. Copyright © 2002 Linda Gregg. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press.