The house flowers
in light. Be-
a glacier. And deepest:
Inside you, a moon. And
in the moon, somewhere, is
you. The sun gets inside every-
thing; and when the sun’s out
we are too.
The house, pressed
into the deep,
like a seed,
sinks. Look up:
many ships sinking up
there. Above that,
ice – and higher:
is shaped by fire and water, while
water enters earth and air. The air,
sometimes, holds fire and water,
and fire gives earth to the air.
Scott Cecchin (pronounced “ch-keen”) is a poet living on Traditional Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory, in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough, ON. Currently, he teaches Communications and studies Ecological Restoration. His first chapbook, Dusk at Table (2020), was published by O. Underworld! Press in Havelock, ON.
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