Poem: Fused to the Impossible Blue

 

butterfliesIncinerate this sadness,

the way it blossoms

just under my heart.

Push down the old shadows.

Make me a towering oak

on a cloudless day in June,

or a hummingbird fused

to the impossible blue.

I’m tired of this oily numbness,

how it blooms like a red tide.

Rip off my skin, let me bleed away.

Coming Events

Jude is launching her eighth book of poetry Impromptu! She'll be on a mini tour between now and June, when she begins her Poetry Residency at Joy Kogawa House. Admission is free for all events. She will be selling her new book and poetry CD.

Launch on Bowen Island at Collins Hall - Sunday, March 8 at Collins Hall - 4:00-5:30

Reading at The Writers Studio, Simon Fraser University - March 12

Reading at Cottage Bistro on Main St. in Vancouver - date and time TBA

Vancouver Launch at Murray Adaskin Studio, Vancouver - Saturday April 4 - 7:00-8:30

Readings in Nanaimo and Victoria later this spring - dates and times TBA


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