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PMS winter solstice, the hereditary gist of a fractal

Interior. I buried another yesterday by the back door

Of this expanding universe just before I dreamt in Gmail.

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As if all new oracles visit digitally: a reply all Cri de Coeur

From Athens, a bcc promoted punk tour streamed

Via a cave system linked to the romantic history

Of strange quarks, spooky action at a distance. I slid

Down a bank into a northern stream even further than you

Slid, nearby, down a bank of thick snow while you smiled

At me as if you like me now, now that my ass is wet.

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At midnight that stream became the border between

New France and my dream of being intelligible.

Then I'm awake in the garage with my firstborn thought,

A thought that sublimates into a braid of snowflakes

To find me an office in the February pension: a warmth

That only makes its way into the deepest pockets.

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A novice love that can't help but become a flight risk.

To mark National Poetry Month, Globe Arts will publish original new poems throughout the month of April.

Liz Howard was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario and is currently a poet and cognition research officer in Toronto. Her first full-length collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland & Stewart, 2015) was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry.

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