AND HERE THEY DREAM
Then the hallways multiplied.
Your aunt was there, wandering,
a book held
in her hands. She’d sewn patterns
into the pages, but many were still
She approached you,
urgently: “I need help
with this one,”
she said, pointing
to the book—at which point you
left the dream.
And she’s still there, wandering. She clutches
the book to her chest, pressing it into her-
self. The roof
is leaky, and she knows what wetness will do
to the pages. The pages were born
and they want to go home; she knows the book will
betray her if she lets go. She holds it
tighter. The book
and her body are so close
to each other,
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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.