Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Tuesday poem #465 : Ayaz Pirani : Ontario



I put the lake on notice
and said goodbye.

It wasn’t just a blue face
speaking plain speech.

The lake was full-stop.
Wide and deep.

My father had Victoria
to lean on

something massive like
childhood grief

that lets you charm
other earthlings.

I licked a two-scoop,
watched parasols parade.

I put the lake on notice
and said goodbye.




Ayaz Pirani’s books include Happy You Are Here (The Word Works, 2016), Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets (Mawenzi House, 2019) and Bachelor of Art (Anstruther Press, 2020). His work recently appeared in The Malahat Review, ARC Poetry Magazine and The Antigonish Review. A new book, How Beautiful People Are, is forthcoming from Gordon Hill Press.

rhe Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan


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