As though the shores established at the boundaries of memory might be rinsed, disinfected—the sands free of debris, replete. This perfection procedurally marred at the edges. Beyond which a matted logic of sea grass, shells and cigarettes maintains. Systematic.
In the oceanic seeming of continuance, I lost
my name salient, [[[[then, in a seeming
vitality of remorse—] each day ending in discursive vitality
[ beneath your name,
its tenor and sustaining mystery]]] —each day within this garden
each day ending in a fearless divide [[[unresolved, remaining fully apparent ] circumstantially forthright, I searched
amidst a glazed perpetuity varieties of disclosure [[[ in damaged fountains of creation I found ]]] I found there every lasting notion of retrieval, salience
through certain dominations of facticity I came to cast a factually determined glance composed only to fade in an emblem of remorse! [ fade along this futurity ]]]] a deeply decisive anchoring!
For this suffering topic to retrieve itself
in the resplendence of ongoing hesitancy
Nicole Raziya Fong is a poet living in Montréal. She is the author of PEЯFACT (Talonbooks, 2019). Past work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Cordite, The Volta, Social Text, Poetry will be made by all!, filling Station & in translation in exit.
the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan