inside a wool / a gallbladder of intricate trees / frozen on cotton shorts / on my four year old / legs / knees bending / in air / in foul gutters that / resemble a wooden cupboard with clothes / inconclusive / petite in the blood of / my youngness / rude shadows of my own / soot and dirt / there's no whisper lower than a murdered childhood / i'm inheriting cautious pennies for / a cost / my mouth remains a space / clean from the / promises of a severed head / riding inside / an eclipsed apocalypse / a false caladrius / there's none here / there's none free / there's none  / no free object inside my mind / spills heavy moss.



Nooks Krannie is a Palestinian/Persian female writer from Montreal, Canada. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, "I have hard feelings & I wish I could quit chocolate" (Moloko House Press, 2016) and "candied pussy" (Thistlemilk Press, 2017). She's currently reading Frontier by Can Xue and forever rereading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. insta: @nookskrannie

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