grace period

noon

          open    eyes

     skin parallel to

                     trembling spine

pillow awash            in nightmare &

             sheets too

 

            key    ignition

                   diary thru the shredder

            forgot to

close the garage door

`                             damn

 

instead

                       sun streams

in like lake

           thru broken floodgate

                                                   cosmic needles sewing

                                                              my shadow back

                                                                        ’gainst itself

                                 only day(s) left

                        in the calendar//

Published online August 08 2013.

Yiwei Hu is a student at the University of Toronto.


Poet in the Family cover image

This piece was published in ‘Poet in the Family,’ the Summer 2013 issue of CV2.

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