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From “Glossary of Snow”
From the flicker and stutter of indoor power, all outside
appears a grey aquarium as alcrept comes, tint click specks
at glass, crustacean ticks on seafloor, quilts of scripture unsutured
into scraps and patches, now adrift in endless waves of zikr
old as sturgeon, listed tenets of religion, liturgies of fishes form
and unform in requiems of themselves, as grey layered currents
shift whole histories in minutes. Then let the activist rest,
as the delicate drift persists, unlit, undriven.
When we wake, in a fortnight, all will be changed, and no shot fired,
no severed heads, no one jailed, no congress entrained.
Ferral Willcox is a U.S. born poet and musician currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her work has appeared in Per Contra, Rogue Agent, SWWIM, Peacock Journal and elsewhere. She was a featured poetry performer at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and is a regular contributor to the Plath Poetry Project. Her manuscript “Glossary of Snow” was a semi-finalist in the Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook contest.