Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday poem #377 : Trish Salah : Hidden Sea

who are you? what?
welcome seems too easy
midnight makes announcements
in klaxon bestiary style
a blooding, a brood
riding in the grey
a grey instead of the dark
this is our parting
possible evolution—
a cold body affects calm

translations for the witness
descend like all winter
a lure of bedrooms
a blue so bottomless
the bottles though
our bottles are all emptied

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah [photo credit: Ralph Kelowe] is the author of the Lambda award winning Wanting in Arabic and of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1She was shortlisted for the Dayne Ogilvie prize for LGBTQ writers in 2018,  and is currently an associate professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. 

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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