Ho|ma|ge to the Blue Sonata, image by Daniel Y. Harris
THE WORD REN
In the blues
shaping glyphic humans,
courage upon the arrival of western birds,
to each other,
among vast pewter
sheer density across winds
of gravel these little travelers,
picking up learning so
much about society,
even lies became an
Dipped in mosaic orange, species nesting
a litter from afar, just how many words form
trousers. I said trousers iron a hook, baiting
Half in tune the unity
of squeals, arched bridges hung the neck
of the sky, I can
now envision clearly.
Drink from roomy tubes.
Eye it like I who
fiddles with contexts,
cited when above,
that of flesh,
which cleansed salty upon lifelines,
in the ( c l o u d s)
my head proud strumming the neck
of geese just loving how brave you were.
Stanford Cheung is a poet and musician from Toronto. He is the author of Structures from the Still (Akinoga Press, 2018). His chapbooks include Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016) and Kite Extension (Words(on)Pages, 2017) and Comfort of Malice (Inspiritus, 2018). He resides in Montreal.