“and it made you understand something big / and important was happening to the bride / and you thought it must have something to do with / the fact she was beautiful.”
you will learn how to fold / your body in half / like a woman
But they persist, / twinkling like slight touches / on piano keys. / Each flat note an / intentional drip of the rain.
“I have only found comfort in anonymity— / in the sense of security when no one knows my name.”
The Reading Coordinator organizes readings to showcase Word and Colour writers.
“When she couldn’t move, she woke up, either alone or with a lover, in despair.”
“Sometimes our love is like that, too; even when I want to, I can never really find where the good bits stop and the bad bits start.”
“Who wouldn’t trust hands like that?”
“You do not smell like home / Like they said you would.”
“All the food was varying shades of brown and beige. Potato. Bread. Noodles. Meat. Repeat.”