Meghan Kemp-Gee | IN THE FUTURE


…………you’ll forget the colour of the carpet
on the spaceship’s bridge. (The action always
unfolds nonetheless and unfolds murky
like a deltaful of crocodiles: each
monster has secreted in its mouth a
word it very much wants for you to hear.)
The city has run dry, downtown opens
itself up like a coat. Countless desert
strays and ungulates wander the freeways
muttering to themselves that Someone should have
told you
. (Someone should have. Someone unclasps
their hands, someone rubs your neck. Someone counts
the horses, someone hangs up the coat.)

Author’s Bio

Meghan Kemp-Gee lives somewhere between Vancouver, BC, and Fredericton, NB. She writes poetry, comics, and scripts of all kinds. She co-created the webcomics Contested Strip and Space Heroines of El-Andoo, and her comics and short fiction have been published in numerous anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in PRISM, Copper Nickel, Rising Phoenix Review, The Shore, Stone of Madness, Altadena Poetry Review, Anomaly, Train, Dusie, and Rejection Letters. She studied at Amherst College and Chapman University and is currently a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick. She also teaches composition and plays ultimate frisbee. You can find her on Twitter @MadMollGreen.