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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 20 page 07

verse

Into the light

by Jhen Fry

Into the light
into the light
there is a specter of shadow
It's a reflection I tell you
the girl is mad
Funny little vegetable queen
there is too much air
I can't breathe
Into the light
there is a speck of shadow
a dream of scissors
Rusty cut cut
I could end it here
Rusty cut cut
I can't breathe
she's not better than me
she's not
It's in the eyes
there's a reflection I tell you
Eight years of water
have washed it away
The vegetable queen
begins a funny dance
I could end it here
the cats don't have to know
the eggs never did
She stops dancing
there's too much air
she says
I can't breathe
I tell you
I can't hear
I can't breathe
rusty cut cut
rusty cut cut
The girl is mad
I tell you.