Poem of the Week: Divya Victor

from “How to survive on land if you are made from paper”:

wipe the pews
when your knees smear
their grain; leave no trace
dog-ear no holy book
admit nothing
of the drone; bless yourself
& pray for the sick who make others
sick; understand dispossession to mean
we too once possessed
were so too
by someone

Divya Victor’s Kith was published by Book*hug in 2017. Divya Victor is an award-wining author and currently Assistant Professor of Poetry and Writing at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She will be reading tonight in Montreal at Dazibao as part of the Zutique reading series. This poem was published with permission from the publisher.