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Julian Day - October

from One Minute Poems by Rancid Idols Productions




A single minute, short bookends.
The baton raised, a breath—

Lightness in the lungs. My heart
trembles. How could I ever

say enough? The truth spins
and rattles, round and round

the brain stem, its centrifugal force
invisible under scans. Yesterday’s

unremarkable. Today I’m gone. West
to Victoria: maybe now I’ll find daylight,

peace in cold salt water. In all
the Arbutus trees. Garry oaks.

With everything else
just barely hanging on.


from One Minute Poems, released October 6, 2022


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