Friday January 27, 2017 at Bump n Grind on Granville
You opened up your belly with a whale bone and you filled yourself with rocks.
You went into the river, and you didn’t sink, you floated down, like Ophelia, you floated all the way to the beginning.
When you arrived there, you planted the rocks like seeds and restitched your belly with a daisy chain.
You watered those seeds until words grew:
You picked the words and tied a blue ribbon around their stems.
You gave them to me.
You told me this story and then I kissed your scar. I cradled ‘goodbye’. ‘rhythm’, and ‘hope’.
I changed their water and fed you peanut butter banana sandwiches.
I watched ‘goodbye’ grow and ‘rhythm’ die.