“I live”

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

to go

“I love”

since then

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.

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This piece was published in ‘Forces to Bear: The Reculturalization of Canadian Poetry,’ the Winter 2014 issue of CV2.

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