fulfilling forgiveness as a skyline
embodying , embroidering , holding patterns
caused by a lifetime of regretting
an accidental act of killing .
you will have caused it
to happen . a cross-stitched conditional
sense of self selfing the causal , the cause ,
causality causing the dream to happen . freeing ,
unstitching the skyline ,
a capacity for forgiving what happened
while you were dreaming .
a bassinet tipping , the baby dying .
a killing . serving as a segue to illumination .
a persimmon & cranberry
sunset pertains to a capacious forgiveness
for the moments just before the drowning .
giving cause to the causing . haunting ,
fulfilling . causing the sun’s rising &
setting , letting the freeing happen
while you are dreaming .
Razielle Aigen is a Montreal-born writer and artist with a B.A. in History and Contemporary Studies from Dalhousie/King’s University, and is an alumna of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Contemporary Verse 2, Bad Dog Review, Dovecote Magazine, Sewer Lid, my (small press) writing day, Fresh Voices, Five:2:One, Synapse, California Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her poem “Dwelling Pattern” received the People’s Choice award for Contemporary Verse 2’s 2019 2-Day Poem Contest. More of Razielle’s work can be found at http://razielleaigen.com and through Twitter @ohthepoetry.
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