A poem by Lydia Kwa, Earle Birney Poetry Prize winner

you say:
I’ve never owned my sexuality

meanwhile you’re acting it out
and blaming the rest of us

I wonder who stole your sexuality
or your capacity to question?

is it only me who cries for you?

you’re like a shadow
that doesn’t recognize where she belongs

my curiosity terrifies you



Lydia Kwa‘s photography exhibition tree shaman opens on October 26 at 7pm at Massy Books, 229 E. Georgia Street, Vancouver, and runs until November 22. She is launching a poetry chapbook, also titled tree shaman, with proceeds going to the Pacific Wild Alliance.

Photo by Lydia Kwa.

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