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From the archives

The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Our Feudal Immigration Policy

Why should an accident of birth determine who benefits from citizenship?

Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

 

after Strata by Marjorie Moeser

acrylic on canvas, 26″ x 12″

 

You’ll notice the gold-tipped

tooth of a man as he

crosses into a shaft of sun

this side of the vale and smiles

and shines like an island,

 

if you’re not

lamenting the key

you left in another pocket,

the wardrobe packed in a faraway crate,

failure faces, actual cracks

and blood predispositions.

 

— I’m suggesting

Icarus wasn’t falling as he fell

but splashing back to birth through earth and ocean.

The scaffold of his soul so keen

it pinioned myth to wing,

hubris to the beings of renewal.

 

Elana Wolff is the author of the collection Swoon and, most recently, Shape Taking.

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