Appleseeds

Listen to Christine Fellows read "Appleseeds"


 

What better food
 

than apple seeds — the fruit

within the fruit — locked in

like counter-curved twin
 

hazelnuts?


— Marianne Moore

 

Stillness interrupted —

soft-soled shoes skim linoleum, passing —

learns a rhythm over time

 

Together with the elevator, the intercom, 

your unconscious breath finds traction in the din, 

Leaning in

 

Time confined —

lunch carts clog the corridor, scattering —

learns to break the surface

 

Ruling out the bleeping machines, the nurses, 

your unconscious seeks its counter-curved twin, 

Locking in

Published online January 17 2017.

Christine Fellows is a Winnipeg-based songwriter, performer and collaborator. She released Burning Daylight, her sixth album, alongside her first collection of poetry in 2014 (ARP Books).


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This piece was published in ‘The Open Issue,’ the Fall 2016 issue of CV2.

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