Jenny Factor


Jenny Factor Poems

1. Settling In 1/9/2015
2. Song Beside A Sippy Cup 1/13/2003
3. Battle Of Will & Exhaustion, Mother & Child 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Jenny Factor

Battle Of Will & Exhaustion, Mother & Child

Two knights surrounded by dinosaurs
are cornered in the kitchen--all threat and bluster.
Action figures always act
even as night tries to soothe them under.

I am the one who laid a nervous hand
on a child's exhausted threat and bluster.
The bunk bed creaks as the story settles,
as night's cool hand tries to soothe us. Under

a Seussian drone I am thinking, anxious,
about someone with a nervous hand.
Will he sleep? Will he sleep? When will he sleep?
The bunk bed creaks as the shipboard settles.

What is the myth of a woman alone
who's thinking ...

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