4 Marked by Claws and Cloudburst (by Sylvia Legris)

Original Text: 

Sylvia Legris, Nerve Squall (Toronto: Coach House Press, 2005). poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the 2006 Canadian Shortlist).

1The calendar marred with birds and you are kik-kik-kik-kicking all the way into June.
2180 days scratched with black X's and crow's feet: bird-of-two-minds (goodandevil
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011