The boat ran out of water.
She stepped out and missed
the silkiness of mud
between her toes.
A homeland flows
down cheeks crusted in sea salt.
David Ly is a writer, poet, and Master of Publishing student from Simon Fraser University. He has trained under writers David Chariandy, Anosh Irani, and poet Broc Rossell to hone his craft. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia. He is completing his Masters with a thesis based on Arsenal Pulp Press’ first picture book, The Boy & The Bindi.
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