Spiritual Media: Follow this Poem
@ShopprsDrugMart pharmacists as primary care
@VCHhealthcare urban physicians and their atrophied skills
@seroquelXR05 anti-psychotics—even in sub-therapeutic does—
can stop your period #mypsychiatristsaysihaveexcellentboundaries
- Histoire du livre
Everyone you’ve ever known seems a monotheist,
eyes entranced by this dynamic book.
I have no way of knowing the moment
you enter into the presence
of my pixelated freckles.
Just how much of this conversation
is palimpsest, cut and paste?
How do I read
your pauses? If you
juxtapose a link into our chat
and my clicking fingers open music
how can I be certain you are
singing to me?
- LinkedIn: EMDR
Oh my, it’s too obvious to be stated, isn’t it?
Everyone on the bus skirting Hastings
tilts heads downward towards some hand-held light
all ears plugged by bits of black plastic. But you unplugged
still notice no one, only that the snow changes shape here,
refuses to be named. Rain too solid, sleet too wet,
you barely glimpse the neo-gothic legacy
of Andrew Carnegie, the public library, the Rx street market:
you try to remember where you heard that zopiclone=imovane
if heroin is both soft and down.
At the crossroads of the #4, the drivers switch places,
and the passenger beside you demands your pause
for his question, black and metal teeth,
breath of tobacco, Listerine, laughing when you insist
you don’t understand his 20th century Mandarin.
You focus on your destination. West side, a windowless office
to change your core beliefs with alternating pulses of sound.
Where you feel the trauma up from your stomach, twitter
of an antique memory, linked in to 1990s foam headphones,
she-MSW, RCC, carved Haida silver earrings-offering only
her heyschastic whisper
Praising you for holding still on a floral coach,
with your eyes closed,
Some of Jennifer Zilm’s poems can be found in Prism, The Antigonish Review, CV2 , Arc, and Vallum. She is the author of the chapbook The Whole and Broken Yellows (Frog Hollow Press, 2013). Her first full-length collection is called Waiting Room and will be published by BookThug in Spring 2016. She has an abiding interest in the Bible.