Glass Poetry Press

Volume Six Issue Two
Featured Theme: Great Lakes Poets

Janeen Pergrin Rastall

Deerton, Michigan

When people ask, I say Jordan's not coming back. Her dad looks for something to throw or break. She called from Barcelona once, collect. I keep my worry at simmer just like when she was in Iraq. I talk to her voicemail, say: Gin is gin. Superior has sand. Come home. The Army keeps sending your checks. Some night, I swear, music tumbles from beneath her bedroom door.