One Stormy Night
Gina Roitman

Wind swells the trees rain scratches at the night sullen as an unhappy woman irritated at being ignored until lightning unzips the air

impatient to get naked sparks fly

Zeus snaps his fingers and the deluge begins.

You can hear the sighs as she pounds the ground, reaching for satisfaction.

A Montreal writer and poet, Gina Roitman is author of Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth, a book of nine linked short stories released in Fall 2008. Her work has aired on CBC Radio, appeared in the Gazette, Ukula Magazine, Quills Poetry Magazine and carte blanche, where she was the first prize winner in the inaugural issue.