Stirring : A Literary Collection

Ryn Gargulinski


the landlord smirked
when he saw me
throwing out the litter box
knowing the cat died --

what he didnít know
was the swan song --

or how the cat
had waited
until someone came home
to perform it

his yowling grief
briefly eternal
his glazed eye
filled with fear.

First published in the Brooklyn Review

Ryn Gargulinski
Date of Birth: 5/27/70
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Website: Monthly column at
Publications: New York Newsday, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Moroccan Star Poetry, Nomadís Choir,,, Asterius Pressí The Doomed City, Devil Blossoms, Gnome, Stirring V3:E5, etc.
Books: Gerbils Eat Their Young
Awards: Donald G. Whiteside Poetry Award from Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Stirring : A Literary Collection

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