Gravity Deleting Siren

Can I – shining –
reach for it,
dot remembrance with glitter
& color, pliable
as unfenced land. The crush,
of hands. I live
& die
by the flamey
shapes of them: Enigma
in the darks of the car, shifting the wrong
hand. Oh, bloated
delirium. I hope
to patrol my expression
In a matrix of levers & knobs, but
cannot swallow the twisted street:

Monroe Lawrence was born in Campbell River, Canada on Ligwiłda'xw land. Their first book, About to Be Young, was published with The Elephants Press. Writing can be found in The Capilano Review, The Brooklyn Review, and Best American Experimental Writing.