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Menopause--word used as an insult: a menopausal woman, mind or poem as if not to leak regularly or on the caprice of the moon, the collision of egg and sperm, were the curse we first learned to call that blood.

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Source Notes: "Something to look forward to." Piercy concludes the poem by saying that she "will secretly dance / and pour out a cup of wine on the earth / when time stops that leak permanently."

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