· SPRING /FALL 2013 | VOLUME 9 | ISSUE 1 ·

Rougarou, an online literary journal.

Man Dreaming Woman

C.W. Emerson

All night the women walked
in each other’s footprints,
turned their garments inside out
and passed them to their sisters
like communion.

And all night I watched
from the outskirts of the tribe
until I woke at dawn
to the ecstatic hum
of their sumptuous earth.