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Ann E. Bergin is a freelance writer/editor and M.F.A. candidate in creative writing-poetry at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In an earlier life, she was a university administrator.


To a Cockroach on an Antique Cocktail Table

Issue No. 13 ~ June, 1998

I see you there, Beauty, mahogany oval, drop leaf wings, spindle legs, every joint so smoothly tongued and grooved you could be all one piece. I wonder that you have no claws, not that it matters. Grandma is eighty-six and nearly blind. Craftsmanship is not …