used to say
having no way
stood in front of “i”
pointing the gun — which the shooting was by
right to the heart
pushed the trigger hard
“i” fell apart
turned into “o”
had nowhere to escape
Published online March 19 2014.
Sepideh Hatami Shahmarvandi is a 22-year-old poet from Islamic republic of Iran. She studies English at the university of Isfahan. Writing poems since she was six years old, she now works in e.e. cummings style.
This piece was published in ‘Forces to Bear: The Reculturalization of Canadian Poetry,’ the Winter 2014 issue of CV2.
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