thirsty (by Dionne Brand)

Original Text: 
Dionne Brand, thirsty (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2002). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2003 Canadian Shortlist).
1This city is beauty
2unbreakable and amorous as eyelids,
3in the streets, pressed with fierce departures,
4submerged landings,
5I am innocent as thresholds
6and smashed night birds, lovesick,
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011