Published January 1st, 2023
by Emma Watson
(Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
We wake up to a knitted gloom,
And decide to trudge on through again;
Ontario, you drag us through your leftovers,
Licking the plate and icing the roads
As we beg for mercy.
But a false pond holds minnows
Like a parking lot bears laughter,
And that's the trick of spring:
You'd never believe its arrival
Until it's caught you in a smile.
Emma Watson is a writer and musician hailing from Coquitlam, British Columbia. She is currently finishing up her BA in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo. She performs as one half of the family folk duo, The Zing Zangs.
This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Previously published in Toronto Poetry Magazine:
inspired by louisa pipkin
by Louise Bak
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