freeman

Posted: May 15, 2018 in juliane otok bitek
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you twisted into yourself
& it’s only tuesday afternoon
what are you going to do friday

we drowned in our tears last week
& you won’t stand straight
your back like
grandmother’s
cracked into grief

 

Juliane Okot Bitek  is a poet and author of 100 Days (University of Alberta Press 2016) and Sublime: Lost Words (The Elephants 2018). Sublime: Lost Words is available through open access at: https://theelephants.net/ephemera/sublime-lost-words.

She is also the 2018 writer-in-residence at The Capilano Review.

For more on Juliane’s work, visit: https://julianeokotbitek.com

 

 

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