Poem by Samuel Guest

 

sunday, june 23rd, 2019

if all the flowers were coral blue
then i could relate,

and if there
was an ocean accommodating enough,
i’d never touch land

i’d stay drenched and grow fins
be a fish for life, even if that life
was short, and i ended up

snug in a net
guillotined
then cooked over a fire
devoured in a cabin somewhere up north

 

Samuel Guest is a Jewish/Canadian poet, author, and educator who was diagnosed with a non-verbal learning dis/ability at the age of seven. Some of his poems have appeared in Marias at Sampanguitas, Montreal Writes, and Peeking Cat Poetry. His first collection of poetry “The Radical Dreams” was released back in April of 2018. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.

 

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