Shh

let me freshen,
let me witness your shit
and keep you, unshunned.

Let me be shore to your ashes,
show you mushy, luscious
shamelessness
in the crush of my lips
to your ferocious
flesh
Sonnet L’Abbé is a Toronto writer whose fiction and poetry have been internationally anthologized. She teaches writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and reviews poetry for the Globe and Mail. Her first book, A Strange Relief, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2001.
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